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William Morris

William Morris, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Castlereagh, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Castlereagh
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 11th June, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 302 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 408
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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Maureen Withey on 4th May, 2019 wrote:

Jas Taylor and Wm. Morris, for stealing three turkies, the property of Anna Maria Flower, Melksham;..
Salisbury Journal, 17 Mar 1817

Fifteen convicts were on Thursday removed from Fisherton gaol and put on board the Laurel hulk at Gosport… The following were sentenced at our assizes to 7 years transportation for various felonies:...Jas. Taylor and Wm Morris.
Salisbury Journal, Monday 26 May 1817

HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831,page 38.
Received from Salisbury, 22 May 1817 (15 prisoners)
Wm. Morris, aged 19, convicted at Salisbury Assizes 8 Mar 1817 of a felony, sentenced to 7 years transportation, Disd. (to ship) 6 Dec 1817.

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