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William Linto

William Linto, one of 209 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 30 December 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Linto
Aliases: William George
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 23rd December, 1878
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Somerset. Bridgewater Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 30th December, 1850
Arrival date: 13th May, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 392
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

Gilly Mathieson on 26th October, 2017 wrote:

Married in Hardington Madeville Somerset to Ann Genge 15.11.1830 - children Robert (c1831), Walter (1834), Elizabeth (1837), Maria (1842). Ann died May 1843.

D Wong on 28th October, 2017 wrote:

William George Linto - Son of George Linto - Birth dates of 1795, 1804, 1805, 1811 and 1815 recorded.
12/7/1849 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
William Linto, an old offender, for stealing one hive of bees, the property of Samuel Baker - 10 years.

William was listed as being a widower with 2?? children.
He was 46 years old on arrival, 5’3” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion, fore and middle fingers of left hand broken.

17/2/1852: TOL

1853: Married Mary Reading at York, WA.
Mary was born C1823 at Kerry, Ireland, the daughter of John Reading and Mary O’Dea.  Mary died 2/11/1907 at York, WA.
1854: John - not listed on BDM
1856: William
1857: Walter - not listed on BDM
1858: Stephen - Listed as Linton
1860: George - born Mt. Bakewell
1862: Mary Ann
Bridget Linto B 20/12/1864 d20/9/1920 - *Bridget is listed on family sites, but nothing found on the WA BDM.

26/1/1856: CP

23/12/1878: William died, he headstone says 1880, but deceased date listed as 3/12/1878.  WA BDM gives his age as 83, died 1878.  William was buried at York, WA.

D Wong on 29th October, 2017 wrote:

William was the father of Walter Linto, transported to VDL on the ‘Equestrian 1852’.

Convict Changes History

Gilly Mathieson on 26th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 28th October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: William George, date of death: 23rd December, 1878 (prev. 0000), occupation

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