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William Morgan, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||9th February, 1821
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 337 (171)
||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 3rd January, 2020 wrote:
4th April 1836
Verdict Guilty > unknown
WILLIAM MORGAN was indicted for stealing on the 19th of March, 1 handkerchief value 2s. 6d. the goods of Henry Peter James McDonald form his person.
HENRY PETER JAMES M’DONALD On the 19th of March about six of seven o’clock evening I was in the passage leading form the old Post-office into Lombard-street—I felt a twitch at my pocket—I put my hand to my pocket and found my handkerchief was gone—I turned round and Grayson gave me information—I seized the prisoner and took my handkerchief from under his jacket—this is it.
Prisoner I was walking up Lombard-street along wit my father—the prosecutor said you picked pocket witness There was nobody old enough to be his father with him.
WILLIAM BAYLEY GRAYSON. On the night in question I was standing at the corner of Seething-lane—I saw the prisoner in conversation with two others in king Willlam-street—I saw something that around my suspicion, and watched them—I saw them walking behind the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner move and tuck something under his arm—I asked the prosecutor if he had lost any thing—he said, yes—I said, “This lad had go it and he took the handkerchief from under his arm—I had seen them try two or three pockets.
Prisoner Defence I was holding a horse—the gentleman gave me 2d.—I was coming away and the gentleman swore I had picked his picked—three boys before me chucked down the handkerchief and I picked it up—a woman coming by said it was a shame to take me for nothing all.
MR. GRAYSON I saw no horse near.
GUILTY Aged 15— Transported for seven years.
Sick list of the Bengal Merchant:
Folio 3: William Morgan, aged 15; convict; disease or hurt, dysuria. Put on sick list, 9 September 1836. Discharged, 11 September 1836
William Morgan was listed as 15 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Middlesex.
William was literate, protestant, single, 4’3” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, small blue streak inside lower right arm scar inside left thumb, mark of a bile (boil??) above cap of left knee.
1841: TOL Queanbeyan
Convict Changes History
val morgan on 2nd January, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 9th February, 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1898 (prev. 0000), crime
D Wong on 3rd January, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation