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William Newey

William Newey, one of 299 convicts transported on the Maitland, 22 June 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Newey
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 1892
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Leicestershire. Boro of Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 22nd June, 1846
Arrival date: 27th October, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land. [The convicts disembarked at Port Phillip and not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 96
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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Community Contributions

brian holding on 3rd February, 2013 wrote:

Came to Australia on the convict ship the “Maitland”. Had been a Tailor in England, gaoled for drunkeness. When he reached Australia he became a Bricklayer- quite a change in occupation.

Robert Newey on 2nd April, 2014 wrote:

William married a girl named Ellen Fitsgerald , went went to the gold fields of Victoria

Josie Andrews on 11th April, 2014 wrote:

William Newey was an exile.  Commenced 10 yr sentence at Millbank Prison for felony, stealing .  Was a brickmaker but in prison taught trade of tailoring.  Served 18 months at Millbank then given a Warrant of Pardon on 10 Jun 1846, signed by Queen Victoria then sent to Australia on “Maitland”.  arrived Port Phillip 9 Nov 1846.

“Leicester Journal
6th December 1844
William Newey, aged 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglariously entering the house of John Deacon on the 30th October last, and stealing therefrom two half crowns, three shillings, and two sixpences, the property of the said John Deacon.  The prisoner was sentenced to ten years transportation.

Leicester Mercury
7th December 1844
Leicester Assizes, before Mr. Justice Patterson, Thursday 5th December
William Newey age 22 is charged with breaking into the house of Mr. John Deacon at the Russell Tavern, Rutland St, Leicester on the 30th October last and stealing nine shillings the property of Mr. Deacon.  Sentenced to ten years transportation.

William had previously been convicted for assault on 14th October 1844.

Prison Register Pentonville:
Age - 22 years
Weight - 9 stone and 4 pounds
Marital Status - Single but had one illegitimate child
Trade - Brickmaker
Status of parents - Father dead, mother reputable
Reading and Writing - Imperfect
Behaviour - Good character in prison.

Convict Changes History

brian holding on 3rd February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822, date of death 1892

Robert Newey on 2nd April, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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