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William Lister, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
||William Glover, Lester
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
* Arrival date is estimated
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 247 (125)
||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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Maureen Withey on 15th December, 2019 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 December 2019), April 1815, trial of WILLIAM LISTER (t18150405-45).
WILLIAM LISTER, Theft > pocketpicking, 5th April 1815.
468. WILLIAM LISTER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22nd of February , a pocket book, value 2 s. the property of William Green , from his person .
WILLIAM GREEN . I live at St. Thomas Apostle. On the 22nd of February, I was between Gracechurch-street and Fenchurch-street ; I lost my pocket book; I felt the pocket book go from me; I felt a twitch at my pocket; the prisoner was behind me; I looked round, and saw the prisoner crossing the road, and seeing him watching me and my friend that was with me. I suspected him, that he was the person that had taking my pocket book from me; I ran, and took hold of him; he threw the pocket book away from him, from under his coat; my friend picked the pocket book up, and delivered it to me; it contained a note for twenty pounds, and eighteen pounds. This is the pocket book; it is mine.
Prisoner’s Defence. I throw myself on the mercy of the court.
JOSEPH DAY. I saw the prisoner drop the pocket book when Mr. Green laid hold of him.
GUILTY , aged 26.
Transported for Life .
London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.
PUBLIC NOTICE. POLICE OFFICE, HOBART TOWN,
Saturday, July 18th, 1818
WHEREAS ... and William Glover, alias
Lester, a Convict, 5 feet 6 inches high, sallow
complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, born in
London, is 25 years of age, was tried at the
Old Bailey, London, 1815, sentenced to be
transported for Life, came England in the Ship
Atlas, and here in the Ship Chapman; .. have absconded from the Public Works at Hobart Town;
Hobart Town Gazette, 25 July 1818
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 15th December, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: William Glover, alias2: Lester, gender: m, crime