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William Maybrook, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 282
||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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D Wong on 7th September, 2014 wrote:
Old Bailey: 29/1/1838: Theft.
WILLIAM MAYBROOK was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of January, 1 coat, value 3l. 10s.; 1 printed book, value 2s.; 1 handkerchief, value 3s; 1 snuff-box, value 1s; and 1 pocket-book, value 1s.; the goods of Henry Holding.
GUILTY . Aged 19.
WILLIAM MAYBROOK was again indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 1 coat, value 21s., the goods of James Matthews.
Prisoner’s Defence. I told him I bought the coat of a man going into the country for employ—I had but 1s. 6d., and that it was not sufficient to pay my lodging—I thought I would leave it in pawn till I came back.
GUILTY .* Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.
William was 19 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was 5’6 ¼” tall, light brown hair, hazel eyes, slightly pock pitted, anchor and cable on left arm, single.
Conduct Record: Kept absconding.
13/7/1841: Oatlands Goal for absconding, recommended to be sent to Port Arthur, being in incorrigible absconder.
5/4/1842 The Courier, Hobart:
Monday, April 5, 1841.
William Maybrook was indicted for stealing, on tbe 26th of February last, a gold watch, of the value of £20, from the shop of Messrs. Nelson, in Liverpool-street.
The particulars of this case are ‘these.-On the day mentioned in the indictment the prisoner came into the shop of the prosecutors, and contrived to abstract a gold, watch. A short time afterwards Mr. Morris Nelson happened to go to Mr. Henry Solomon’s, where he found the prisoner, who bad come in to get a key fitted to the watch he had stolen; the prisoner ran away, and was apprehended in Elizabeth-street by Constable Field.
The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was so drunk as not to know what he had done ; he hoped the Jury would take his case into consideration; he was a prisoner-servant in the country, and had come to town on his master’s business ; he had been brought up to the musical profession, which had been his ruin, for he was known to too many, and he had got into company, where he became drunk : his police character, he said, was without a blemish, and he hoped that the Court and Jury would deal mercifully with him. The prisoner, who is a mere lad, delivered his brief address with much feeling.
The Jury, after consulting for about a minute, retired, and after being absent for about the same time, returned a verdict of Guilty.
The prisoner was then remanded. No outcome found.
29/8/1846: At Port Arthur.
13/1/1849: CP (Launceston Examiner)
20/12/1851: TOL Revoked.
Found no more details after 1853.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th September, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime