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Israel Leet

Israel Leet, one of 125 convicts transported on the Shipley, 20 December 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Israel Leet
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 6th August, 1883
Age: 94 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 20th December, 1816
Arrival date: 24th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 321 (162)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 22nd December, 2016 wrote:

30/10/1816 Bury and Norwich Post Suffolk, England:
At Ipswich Quarter Sessions, Israel Leet, convicted of Stealing 4 pigeons, the property of Mr. Wm. Hazelgrove, of East Bergholt, 7 years transportation.

Israel was the son of Israel and Mary Leet.

22/1/1824: COF

1828: Married Sarah May (Admiral Gambier & Friends 1811) no children listed.

1841 Census: Webbs Creek, County Hunter, District Windsor.

Jonathan Leet, born 1828 in Suffolk, emigrated in 1857 with his younger brother, Robert, to join their uncle, Israel Leet, who had settled at Webb’s Creek.

6/8/1883: Israel died, aged 94 at Windsor.  Both he and wife Sarah are buried at Wisemans Ferry, NSW.

Maureen Withey on 13th January, 2021 wrote:

On Wednesday last, the following convicts were removed from the County Gaol in this town, to be put board the Laurel Hulk, at Portsmouth: Isaac Sheppard, Enoch Baker, and Israel Lett, under sentence of transportation for the term of seven years each.
Suffolk Chronicle, 9 Nov 1816.


Hulk Records. HO-9-9-1 page 35/56.
Bury St Edmunds, 7th November 1816,  Received on Board.

Israel Leet, age 25,  Gd. Ly. Ipswich, Tried 18 Oct 1816, 7 years, Dis. 3 Dec 1816, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th August, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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