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William Lester

William Lester, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lester
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 435 (219)
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 7th February, 2014 wrote:

William Lester was 43 years old on arrival in NSW.

1839: TOL Windsor
9/9/1842: COF

Neil Motteram on 25th January, 2020 wrote:

Ticket of leave notified in Govt Gazette 6 May 1840. See The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841)  Mon 11 May 1840 Page 6 CONTENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

D Wong on 25th January, 2020 wrote:

Native Place: Essex.

William was illiterate, protestant, a widower, no children listed, he was 5’2½” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown and thin in front hair, blue eyes, lost a front tooth left side of upper jaw, scar back of forefinger of right hand, two scars back of middle finger of left hand.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th February, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 25th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), occupation

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