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John Liddall, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||3rd November, 1846
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 351 (177). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2017 wrote:
John LIDDALL (Liddell) was convicted at Warwick on 9 July 1827 for house breaking - stealing silver and tortoiseshell spectacles, with 2 other persons. Previously convicted for leaving the house of his master and sent to a house of correction (he was a watchmaker). 7 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “bad character but orderly”. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘William Miles’ arriving 29 July 1828.
Single man; aged 17yrs.
June 1833: Absconded from Port Arthur Penal Settlement and having stolen items in his possession. Committed for trial. Guilty. Death sentence, commuted to Life.
Aug 1833: Absconded from Port Arthur. 100 lashes.
Sept 1833: Cutting & wounding a fellow prisoner. 75 lashes.
Further misconduct with solitary confinement as punishment.
1839: Absconded. 100 stripes.
1841: Prison Barracks. Larceny - to be returned to Port Arthur - 2yrs hard labour, in chains.
April 1844: Highway Robbery, with 2 others. Found Guilty.
3 Nov 1846: Executed, hanged.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 351 (177). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number