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William Matthews

William Matthews, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Matthews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
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: Felony
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 143 (74)
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

D Wong on 17th June, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN ALLFORD and WILLIAM MATTHEWS were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , 2 bookwriting-cases, value 20s.; 1 other writing-case, value 7s., and 1 work-box, value 2l. 10s., the goods of Benjamin Slee , from the person of William Pye .

ALLFORD - GUILTY . Aged 19 (arrived VDL per Mary 1829).
MATTHEWS - GUILTY . Aged 18. (arrived NSW per Morley 1829).

1838: TOL Windsor
13/8/1845: CP
Transported for Life.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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