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William Love

William Love, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Love
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 257 (130)
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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Maureen Withey on 14th August, 2020 wrote:

Breach of Trust.— On the morning of yesterday week, William Love, clerk the Bank of Messrs. Gurney, Turner, and Brightwin, Bungay, was apprehended by Peter Coble, one of the Serjeants
at Mace at Yarmouth, on board a vessel lying in Carton Roads, and afterwards committed to Beccles Gaol, by Sir Edm. Lacon, Bart, on suspicion of having defrauded his employers of considerable sum of money. The vessel which was taken, belongs to his father and was formerly a packet belonging to Murat when King of Naples.  There was a small cargo of herrings on board, and she was bound for the Mediterranean.  The situation held by Love, in the Bank; is said have been of the most confidential kind; and it is probable that the extent of the loss will never be known by the public.
Suffolk Chronicle, 21 Nov 1818.

Wm. Love, for embezzling divers sums of money and oilier articles, the of Messrs. Gurney and Co. bankers, at Bungay;
Suffolk Chronicle, 3 April 1819

The trial of Wm. Love excited the utmost interest, and the Court was crowded to excess. The prisoner, who is married and has a family, bore the appearance of a young man of respectability, being only 29 years of age. The indictment consisted of 10 counts, 5 of which charged him with feloniously stealing, and the rest with fraudulently embezzling, divers sums of money,  have been calculated at nearly £30,000. Sergeant Blessett stated the facts of the case at some length. The firm of Messrs. Gurney and Co. Norwich, had a branch bank Bungay. w here the prisoner was employed clerk, a salary a salary of £120. year—Mr. J. T. Margitson, the firm of Kingsbury and Co. solicitors, Bungay, deposed, that on the 17th of October last, he gave his clerk, named Baker, a cheque for £1000. drawn by the Rev. R. Hall, on Kett and Back, bankers, of Norwich; also £120. in cash, desiring him to take it the bank of prosecutors.— Mr. Baker said that he carried the 1120/. as desired by Mr. Margitson, and delivered them into the hands of the prisoner, who made entry money in the banking-book took with him. —D. Turner, Esq. partner the firm and Co. said, Love had been with him years, the entry, the £1120, in the banking-book of Messrs. Kingsbury and Co. was the prisoner’s hand-writing. In the waste book, which was produced, there was of sum received, but entry .....
Bury and Norwich Post, 7 Apr 1819.


Colonial Secretary Index.

LOVE, William. Per “Coromandel”, 1820; clerk to magistrates at Liverpool.

1821 Jul 21 - Recommended for emancipation by J Downie (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.7-8)
1821 Oct 3 - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3209; 4/1863 p.17)
1823 Jun 27; 1824 Sep 2 - On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.42; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.131)
1824 Feb 23 - Had encountered financial difficulties in establishing a brewery at Liverpool; requesting the Governor to accept six months bond for licence fee (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.90)
1824 May 3,22 - Re petition and affidavits to marry Phoebe Anderson (Reel 6060; 4/1777 pp.203-6)
1824 May 13 - Re application for special marriage licence (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.203)
1825 May 13 - In gaol in Sydney for being unable to meet the claims of a creditor; petition to receive commutation money for services at Liverpool Court (Reel 6063; 4/1786 p.80). Reply, 27 May (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.374)
1825 Jun - Order on the Colonial Treasurer to compensate for deficiency in fees as Clerk to the Liverpool Bench (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.31)
1825 Jun 17 - Re his confinement in Sydney Gaol, and money due to him for his services in Liverpool Police Court (Reel 6063; 4/1786 p.131)

17th February, 182l.
His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr William Love to be Second Clerk in the Office of the Superintendent of Police, in the Room of Japhet White, resigned; With a Salary of Twenty-five Pounds per Annum, commencing from the 1st of January last, and to be paid from the Colonial Police Fund.
By His Excellency’s Command,
F. GOULBURN, Colonial Secretary.
Sydney Gazette,17 Feb 1821.

MARRIED.—-On the 19th instant, by Special Licence, at the Church of St. James, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, Mr. William LOVE, to Mrs. Susannah K. CROAKER, of York-Street,
Sydney Gazette, 29 April 1826.


Susannah K. Croker was the widow of John Croaker, transported by Mariner, 1816. He died in 1824.

Colonial Secretary Index.

CROAKER, Susannah K. Came free per “Elizabeth”, 1816.

1816 Oct 16 - On board the “Elizabeth”, Sydney Cove. Her letter acknowledged (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.192)
1825 Sep 30 - Widow of John Croaker. Kept a boarding school for young ladies at Sydney. Memorial (Fiche 3126; 4/1841A No.179 pp.163-5)

1828 NSW census Index.
William Love, householder, at Lovedale, Concord.  Mr Love held Lovedale Farm, at Parramatta, 40 acres, all cleared, 33 cultivated. He had 1 horse, 100 cattle and 87 sheep. The householder occupies 250 acres of land in Concord, belonging to the estate of Mr Rob. Nicholls.

William Love, age 38, Conditional Pardon, Coromandel 1820, 14 years, no employment, protestant.
Susanna Kidder Love, 35, came free, Elizabeth 1816.
Mary Ann Croker, 14, came free, Elizabeth, 1816.
Philip Henry Croker, 5, born in Colony.
Clarissa Augusta Love, 1, B.C.
also 14 young people aged between 16 and 4, at Mrs Love’s Seminary, and a number of convict servants.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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