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William Lingard, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 05 August 1826
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||27th June, 1805
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 48
||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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D Wong on 9th September, 2014 wrote:
William was born in Tideswell , Derbyshire,
Son of Anthony Lingard and Elizabeth Lingard
Brother of Mary Lingard; John Lingard; Anthony Lingard; Joseph Lingard; James Lingard and 8 others.
William was 21 years old on arrival and was transported along with William Bennett for ‘Highway Robbery”
Married Anne and had daughter Hannah (born 1826)
Sick List of the Speke:
William Lingard, aged 19, convict; disease or hurt, constipation. Put on sick list, 8 November 1826. Discharged 10 November 1826 cured.
Most of his time was spent in Iron gangs or gaol or undergoing punishment (lashes etc).
Escaped and recaptured.
In irons for a year Escaped in 1839 with five other and became bush rangers.
11/11/1839: Tried Sydney Supreme Court for House Robbery, stealing money plate and wearing apparel at Port Macquarie. He was in a gang a Port Macquarie at the time.
1839: Sent to Norfolk Island per ‘Lady Franklin’.
Returned to VDL 1844.
Conduct Record listed as William Linguard.
William was then described as: A Farm Labourer and Ploughman, 41 years old, 5’6 ¾” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair and whiskers, high broad forehead, blue eyes, protestant, illiterate, scars of left arm above elbow, between forefinger and thumb left hand, 2 lancet marks and 35 cuts of right arm, scar on right side of forehead.
5/10/1845: Emerged from gang
26/2/1850: TOL revoked.
No one seems to know anything further.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th September, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Linguard, alias2: Lanyard, date of birth: 27th June, 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime