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William Newton

William Newton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Newton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of household goods
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 16th November, 1838
Arrival date: 24th March, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 391 (197)
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

D Wong on 6th July, 2018 wrote:

23/10/1838 Kentish Gazette Kent, England:
William Matthews, aged 15, Timothy Neal, aged 13, and William Newton, aged 13, for stealing from a dwelling-house at Bapchild, a gold brooch, a saucepan, a twopenny piece, two pounds and a lalf of pork, a pound and a half of cheese, a watch chain, and other articles, the property of William Pullen.__Seven years’ transportation.

William Matthews and Timothy Neal were onboard the ‘Egyptian’ 1839 to VDL.

William Newton’s Goal Report: A reputed thief several imprisoned.
Surgeons Report: Troublesome and dirty.

3 pages for his Conduct Record:
Page 3:

18/10/1848: Tried at Hobart Town for Burglary and stealing a table cloth and other articles - 15 years’ transportation.

Sent to Norfolk Island: 28/12/1848

29/10/1853: Was a Port Arthur.

20/2/1854: To be released from New Prison and worked in heavy irons in Quarry Gang.

29/7/1854: Absconded from Port Arthur with three other men.

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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