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William Lee, one of 190 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 06 March 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Central Criminal Court
6th March, 1848
7th August, 1848
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Travelled with 189 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 266
||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:
WILLIAM LEE, Theft > mail theft, 6th July 1846.
Reference Number: t18460706-1440
Offence: Theft > mail theft
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
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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”.
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
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