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Lewis King, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 379 (191)
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 6th August, 2017 wrote:
LEWIS KING, MARTHA KING, Theft > mail theft, Theft > receiving, 5th September 1833.
Offences: Theft > mail theft; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > no evidence
LEWIS KING was indicted for, that he, before and at the time of committing the several offences in the first 4 counts mentioned, was a letter-carrier , employed by and under the Post-office of Great Britain, to wit, at St. Anne, Westminster, and that, whilst he was so employed, to wit, on the 20th of July , a certain letter, then lately before sent by the Post of Great Britain, to wit, by the Post from Cornhill in London, to a certain Post-office, for the receipt and delivery of certain letters and packets, sent and to be sent by the Post, to wit, in Gerrard-street, Soho, in the county of Middlesex , aforesaid, for and to be delivered to a certain person, at No. 2, Portman-square, in the said county, to wit, to Anna Matilda Denison, and then containing 3 bank notes for the payment, and value of 10l. each, and 4 bank notes for payment, and value of 5l. each, came to his hands and possession, and he was entrusted with the same in consequence of such his employment, and that he, whilst he was so employed, as aforesaid, feloniously did secrete and embezzle the said letter, containing the said bank notes, the property of William Willoughby Prescott , and others , against the statute, &c., and MARTHA KING was indicted, for feloniously receiving the said bank notes, as aforesaid, contained in the said letter sent by the Post, &c. &c., feloniously embezzled by the said Lewis King, well knowing them to have been contained in the said letter, and to be feloniously embezzled by the said Lewis King, whilst he was such letter-carrier , against the statute, &c.
2ND. COUNT, charging the said Lewis King, as in the First Count, only for stealing the notes from and out of the letter; and the said Martha King with feloniously receiving the same.
3RD and 4TH COUNTS like the two former, only stating the notes to be the property of Anna Matilda Denison.
4 Other COUNTS, like the four former, only stating that Lewis King was a person employed by and under the Post-office of Great Britain, in certain business, relating to the said Post-office, to wit, in sorting certain letters and packets sent by the Post to a certain Post-office in Gerrard-street, Soho.
9TH COUNT, charging Lewis King with stealing 3 bank notes, value 10l. each, and 4 bank notes, value 5l. each, the monies of William Willoughby Prescott; and Martha King, with feloniously receiving the same, well knowing, &c.
10TH COUNT. Like the 9th, only stating the notes to be the property of Anna Matilda Dension .
11TH COUNT, charging said Martha King with feloniously receiving 3 bank notes, value 10l. each, and 4 bank notes, value 5l. each, the property of William Willoughby Prescott and others, well knowing them to have been lately before stolen, against the statute, &c.
12TH COUNT. Like the 11th, only stating the notes to be the property of Anna Matilda Denison.
LEWIS KING pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 35.
No evidence being offered against Martha King, she was acquitted.
11/8/1833 Bell’s Weekly Messenger London, England:
POST OFFICE ROBBERY.
POST OFFICE ROBBERY. Lewis King and Martha his wife were brought up for a final examination, a charge, the former of having stolen 50l. Bank of England notes from a letter which through his hands as a servant at the Twopenny Post-office, in Gerrard-street.
Found nothing on Lewis King in Aust. He is not listed on the NSW Convict Records, nothing in Tasmania on Linctas., or in ‘Trove’. Also nothing on the Medical Journal of the Henry Tanner.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th August, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime