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William Newton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
||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.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th September, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime