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William Lee

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lee
Aliases: John Leatherland
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Madras Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gazelle
Departure date: 6th February, 1848
Arrival date: 7th April, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Libraries Tasmania, Names Index, Convicts, Ship-Gazelle
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Community Contributions

Dianne Walker on 13th March, 2019 wrote:

English born, served in Military 2 years, trialed in Madras, India. Transported for 7 years from Calcutta to Hobart for Larceny.

D Wong on 13th March, 2019 wrote:

William Lee was 28 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: Nottingham.

Crime: Stealing a gold chain at Madaras.  Was in prison before - 2 years in the 58th Regiment, under the name of Leatherland.  I was bought out.

William was single, 5’7” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, scar under chin, small scar corner of right eye.

1850: Employed by Thomas Allwright.

3/2/1853: Absconding - existing sentence of hard labour extended 12 months.
Recommended to be sent to Port Arthur.

20/2/1855: At Port Arthur.

5/10/1855: Absconding - existing sentence to be extended 18 months.

1855: Employed by G.C. Clarke.

16/10/1866: Free Certificate - Hobart.

Again convicted.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Walker on 13th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Libraries Tasmania, Names Index, Convicts, Ship-Gazelle (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Lee, alias1: Leatherland, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1819, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupa

Dianne Walker on 9th April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: John Leatherland (prev. Leatherland)

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