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Wright Morris, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sir William Bensley, 09 October 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 295 (149)
||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 6th June, 2020 wrote:
Wright Morris, for a burglary in the house of Ralph Peters, Esq. at Ince, within Mackersfield.
Lancashire Gazette, 23 March 1816.
The Judge passed…sentence of Death upon the prisoners capitally convicted, as follow: … Wright Morrri (28) ... for burglary, … The Judge was pleased to reprieve the whole of those prisoners condemned, with the exception of Michael Henshaw, for maliciously shooting, and John Jones, for forgery.
Lancashire Gazette, 13 April 1816.
Maureen Withey on 21st June, 2020 wrote:
HO-9-7-1 p 22/47.Hulk Report Record for Hulk Retribution at Sheerness.
Received 16 June 1816.
Wright Morris, age 28, Cap. Respite, tried at Lancaster, 23 March 1816, sentence, NSW Life, Transpd. 11 Sept 1816.
Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2020 wrote:
2. Wright Morris, Sir Wm. Bensley, 32, Lancashire, 5 feet 8 and 3 quarter inches high, hazle eyes, brown hair, ruddy comp. Byron’s Gang.
Sydney Gazette, 6 Nov 1823.
Colonial Secretary Index.
MORRIS, Wright. Per “Sir William Bensley”, 1817.
1819 Oct 22 - On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per “Princess Charlotte” (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.319)
1821 Nov 30 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.109)
1824 Jan 12 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.103, 460-1)
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime