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William Newton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 391 (197)
||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 July, 2018 wrote:
23/10/1838 Kentish Gazette Kent, England:
EAST KENT QUARTER SESSIONS
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:
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