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William Little

William Little, one of 173 convicts transported on the Morley, 19 September 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Little
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 19th September, 1822
Arrival date: 11th January, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 208
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

Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 wrote:

William Little had his sentence of death reduced to life imprisonment.  He was convicted of stealing sheep from Mr. Gee of Papplewick on 6.6.1820.[Nottingham Journal 29.7.1820]  It is unclear in which jail he languished between his conviction for sheep-stealing in 1820 and 24th May 1822 when he embarked upon the prison ship “Bellerophon,” moored at Woolwich.  After nearly four months’ incarceration, Little found himself shipped to Van Dieman’s Land aboard the “Morley” with 172 other convicts.  Once in Tasmania, he managed to behave himself and keep a clean record, receiving a conditional pardon on 24th February 1835 and an absolute or free pardon on 3rd June 1839, having served almost 20 years of his life sentence.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1796-00-00, gender m

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