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William King, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 77 (41). Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835.
||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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Wendy Smith on 8th November, 2019 wrote:
The Australian Convict Indentures state that William King was aged 63 years old. He could read nor write; religion Protestant; Status Widower; native of Suffolk and occupation Lieutenant in Army. He was convicted at Warwick Coventry Assizes on 26 March 1835 for stealing a watch. Physical attribute Height 5 feet 3 1/4 inches; complexion sallow; hair grey; eyes brown. Prisoner number 35-2209 and transport number 206.
Maureen Withey on 8th November, 2019 wrote:
William King, a respectable-looking individual, 63 years of age, was brought to answer a charge brought against him by Sarah Jacombs wife of Mr. J Jacombs, ribbon manufacturer, who stated that defendant came to her house on the 5th November last, when engaged apartments, consist of a lodging-room and living-room, for which he engaged pay 14s. per week. Shortly after he came, he asked her lo lend him a watch hang up his room, because he could not hear the clock strike; she accordingly took a watch and hung it in the prisoner’s room, considering it as a fixture for his use, as long as he retained the apartment. In one week after this, she discovered that the prisoner had made bis escape through the chamber window during the night, she also missed the watch and all the luggage belonging to the prisoner. She did not see the prisoner again until Thursday, Jan. 20, when she saw him in Birmingham, and caused him be apprehended. James Spittle, a police-officer from Birmingham, said he apprehended the prisoner in Benacre-street, Bnmingham, on the preceding Thursday and found in his possession a watch which he then produced. The watch having been identified by Mrs. Jacombs. and sworn to as her property, the prisoner, King, was committed for trial at the next assizes.—He did not deny the charge, and, and also declined saying anything in his defence.
Coventry Herald, 6 Feb 1835
The Assizes report in Coventry Herald, 27 March 1835, was similar to above and stated he was sentenced to 7 years transportation.
D Wong on 8th November, 2019 wrote:
Possible death: 27/10/1848, aged 70?? and buried at Mudgee Memorial Park Cemetery, NSW.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Smith on 8th November, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 77 (41). Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page