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William Middleton

William Middleton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Middleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey, Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 101 (52)
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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Denis Pember on 7th December, 2015 wrote:

William had been married in England, prior to his sentencing. He had married Sarah Gunner at Southwark, London on April 9th 1797. The couple had 3 children in England. When William was transported aboard, Earl Spencer, Sarah and the children obtained passage on HM Armed Brig “Kangaroo” soon thereafter.

Denis Pember on 7th December, 2015 wrote:

In the 1822 Muster/Census we have the family..
Middleton, Jemima, came free, Kangaroo, wife of W. Warby, Liverpool.
Middleton, William, ticket of leave, Earl Spencer, 14 years, farmer, Appin.
Middleton, Sarah, came free, Kangaroo, wife of above, Appin.
Middleton, 14, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, 7, born in the colony, child of above.
{The last 4 children un-named}

In the 1825 we again have the family…
Middleton, William, ticket of leave, Earl Spencer, 1813, 14 years, carpenter residing in his wife’s grant at Appin.
Middleton, Sarah, came free, Kangaroo, 1814, wife of William Middleton, Appin.
Middleton, Caroline, 16, came free, Kangaroo, 1814, child of William Middleton, Appin.
Middleton, Elizabeth, 9, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, William, 11, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, Sarah, 18, born in the colony, child of above.
Middleton, Jemima, came free, Kangaroo, 1814, wife of William Warby.
{# Note, William Warby, Jemima’s husband was not a transported convict, but had been born in the colony, he married Jemima in 1821 but was often in trouble and was eventually transported himself, to Van Diemen’s Land for 14 years.

Denis Pember on 7th December, 2015 wrote:

John died in 1828, prior to the census.
I have been unable to locate Sarah in the census, although she did not die until 1836.
Several of the children are however recorded:-
[Ref M2351] Middleton, Sarah, 19 born in the colony. with Mr Warby.
[Ref M2352] Middleton, William, 1, born in the colony. with Mr Warby.
Several of the girls are with their families.
[Ref W0521] Warby, Jemima, 25, CF, Kangaroo, 1813, Murrumbidgee.
[Ref M2350] Middleton, Eliza, 12, born in the colony, Protestant, at Mr. Allen, G. Plains.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 7th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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