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William Newton

William Newton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Newton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
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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D Wong on 6th September, 2018 wrote:

26/2/1831 Oxford University and City Herald Oxfordshire, England:
William Newton, charged with breaking open the cottage of Thomas Low, at Burcot, and stealing one India silk pocket handkerchief.

William Newton was 31 years old on arrival - his native place was Bristol.

Occupation: Miner and Hammer-man.

William was 5’5½” tall, pale and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, two small scars under point of chin, one under right jaw.
Married with 2 children.

1837: Assigned to the AA Company, Newcastle.

17/12/1840: TOL Newcastle

24/4/1841: TOL cancelled for imposition in fabricating a letter purporting to announce the death of his wife in England with a view to re-marry in this Colony - Newcastle.

1842: TOL Newcastle

25/6/1844: Admitted to Newcastle gaol charged with drunkenness.  Remanded in gaol until the governors decision on his case shall be obtained.

27/6/1844: Letter No. 44/119. Ticket of leave suspended for having been convicted of drunkenness however Magistrate Captain Crummer recommending favourable consideration in consequence of Newton s general good conduct and the excellent character given of him by his employers.

1/3/1848: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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