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William Lock, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Thurston, William Lock (alias), Thurston, William (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 423 (211)
||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 12th March, 2020 wrote:
WORSHIP STREET.—On Monday John Lock. Thurston, Wm. Lock Thurston, and_Daniel Lock Thurston, three brothers, apprehended by Vickery and Bishop, the Officers, were re-examined before Mr. MOSER and Sir W. PARSONS, On several charges of horse-stealing, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge. The only witnesses then examined were, Mr. Hill, the keeper of the Goat Inn, Forty Hill, Enfield, and Jasper Jones, his hostler; they spoke to the three Prisoners coming to the Inn on the morning of the 28th of.November last, before seven o’Clock, with four horses, which were very dirty, and appeared to have been rode some distance, as one of them in particular was much fatigued and was obliged to be led. The Prisoners, when asked if they wished to , any questions to the witnesses, or give or give any account of the horses, very openly acknowledged that they were the three men who were at the said Goat as described, and said they could account very well their possession of the horses; but would decline it at present, as the Magistrates had intimated their determination to commit them for trial. As all the other witnesses had been present, and given their evidence, on a former examination, and were bound over to prosecute, Mr. Hill and Mr. Jones, entered into a similar recognizance, and the Prisoners were fully committed to take their trial at the next Spring Assizes, to be holden for the Isle of Ely, or the separate charges of Mr. Thomas Granger, Mr Edward Granger, Mr. Goodlife, and Mr.Read, all of the Isle of Ely, who have, by the exertions of Vickery and Bishop, each recovered his horse: The Prisoners were remanded to the House of Correction, for further examination as it is supposed several other charges will be brought forward. They are very decent young men, and the oldest does not appear to be more to be more than 28 years of age.
Sun (London) 14 Dec 1808.
At Ely Assizes John Lock Thurston, W. Lock Thurston, and Daniel Lock Thurston, pleaded guilty to the several indictments found against them, for horse-stealing and burglary, and received sentence death. account the very good character given to William, a gentleman in whose service had lived up to Michaelmas last, his sentence was commuted before the Judge the Judge left the town for transportation for life. The two others were left for execution Thursday.
Stamford Mercury, 10 March 1809. & Bury and Norwich Post, 8 March 1809.
John Lock Thurston and Daniel Lock Thurston, the two horse-stealers convicted at Ely Assizes, will be executed on Thursday next.
Bury and Norwich Post, 22 March 1809.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Thurston, William Lock (alias) (prev. Thurston, William Lock (Alias)), alias2: Thurston, William (alias) (prev. Thurston, William (Alias)), gender: m, crime