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William Mansfield, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 330
||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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Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 March 2020), October 1816, trial of WILLIAM MANSFIELD JOHN CLARKE MARY AUCKLAND (t18161030-15).
WILLIAM MANSFIELD, JOHN CLARKE, MARY AUCKLAND, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > receiving, 30th October 1816.
1112. WILLIAM MANSFIELD & JOHN CLARKE were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Davison , about the hour of ten in the forenoon of the 6th of October no person in the said dwelling-house then being, and felniously stealing therein, a salt spoon, value 3s. and a tea spoon, value 4s. his property ; and MARY AUCKLAND was indicted for feloniously receiving the said goods, well knowing them to have been stolen .
MARY REETS . I live with Mr. Davison, as servant; he lives at No. 7, in the Kingsland-road in the parish of St. John of Hackney . I have lived with him five months as his servant; he lives by himself; he is a merchant . About ten o’clock in the morning named in the indictment, I went out for about five minutes, on my return I opened the gate the prisoner came up the area steps, and offered me bundle of wood; I saw one of our spoons in his hand I called to someone, and he ran a way, and some young man went after him; he had been in the habit of coming to the house with wood; we had some from him on Friday and Saturday before; I shut the door before I went out; I found it wide open on my return. I saw the prisoner come up the area steps. On examing the things I missed a silver salt spoon and tea spoon. That was all.
- RUTHERFORD. I am headbourough of Hackney parish, I received charge of Clark, and I saw Mansfield in Crooked Billet-gardens, between ten and eleven, and took him, and searched Mansfield’s lodgings.
MANSFIELD, GUILTY - DEATH , aged 19.
CLARKE, NOT GUILTY .
AUCKLAND, NOT GUILTY .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.
D Wong on 23rd March, 2020 wrote:
William Mansfield was listed as 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.
William was 5’1½” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, nearly blind of right.
18/8/1828: TOL Windsor. (black hair, hazel eyes, squints left eye.
17/12/1830: TOL, Windsor. In lieu of OL dated 15/8/1828, returned, mutilated, cancelled. (born 1800)
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), occupation