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William Long

William Long, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 27 September 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 27th September, 1836
Arrival date: 7th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 380
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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Teresa Gunn on 31st March, 2018 wrote:

William married Sarah Millard
Sarah was from Bath England
Sarah Millard’s Parents were Thomas Millard and Elizabeth Barry.
William and Sarah had 9 Children
George, Sarah Jane, William M, Leah, Susannah, Alexander Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Caroline.

Sarah had a second Marriage to William Adams 22 May 1866

D Wong on 1st April, 2018 wrote:

9/4/1836 Gloucestershire Chronicle Gloucestershire, England:
Aggravated Robbery— William Long, aged 21, and John Moore, aged 23, charged with assaulting William Morgan, at Moreton Valence, with intent do him some grievous bodily harm, and stealing sundry wearing apparel…Found Not Guilty__

In a subsequent part of the day the same prisoners were again put to the bar, charged with stealing a cask containing 30 gallons of cider, from a barge on the Severn, in the month of February, 1835, the property of Charles Clutterbuck.

They were both found Guilty, and Moore was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and hard labour.  Long, who had beeen before convicted of a serious felony, and had only been a very short time released from a long imprisonment, was sentenced to fourteen years’ transportation.

29/8/1843: TOL Muswellbrook.

9/12/1843: TOL cancelled for disorderly conduct - Muswellbrook.

1844: TOL Muswellbrook.

8/8/1843: William Long aged 28, arrived per ‘John’, application to marry Sarah Millard (free emigrant).

1844: Married Sarah Millard at Church of England/Althorpe; Brougham; Invermain; Rowan.

6//1/1845: TOL Passport - on the recommendation of the Muswellbrook Bench.

15/7/1848: TOL Passport - on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Crown Lands Armidale.

Convict Changes History

Teresa Gunn on 31st March, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 1st April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), crime

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