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William Lee

William Lee, one of 190 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 06 March 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Anna Maria
Departure date: 6th March, 1848
Arrival date: 7th August, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 266
Source description: 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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Susan Wilce on 29th November, 2014 wrote:

Convicted of stealing money from a letter whilst working for the post office

D Wong on 29th November, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey:
WILLIAM LEE, Theft > mail theft, 6th July 1846.

Reference Number: t18460706-1440
Offence: Theft > mail theft
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation
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WILLIAM LEE was indicted for stealing a post letter, containing 1 sovereign, the property of the Postmaster-general.—Five other COUNTS, varying the manner of laying the charge.
MESSRS. CLARKSON and BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.
GUILTY . Aged 29— Transported for Ten Years.

William Lee was 30 years old on arrival, he was married with 3 children.
Wife Charlotte at Enfield.

William was 5’4 ¼” tall, could read and write, protestant, brown complexion and hair, grey eyes.
His occupation was a “Tin Plate Worker”.

Father: William
Mother: Elizabeth
Brothers: Joseph, John
Sisters: Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Caroline – all at native place of Middlesex.

William was somewhat of an ‘Exile’ in that he received a TOL on arrival.

27/3/1849: Permission to marry Sarah Robertson (Cadet) approved.  They married in 1849.
No children found.

10/5/1850: Tried for ‘Embezzlemen’t under £5 at Hobart – sentence was unreadable but could make out ‘4 months’ ??

10/6/1850: TOL Revoked
27/5/1851: TOL
21/6/1853: CP

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

Susan Wilce on 29th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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