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William Nightingale

William Nightingale, one of 290 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 25 January 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Nightingale
Aliases: Mackrell, William (Alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 21st June, 1885
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 25th January, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd May, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 6
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

Anonymous on 6th July, 2012 wrote:

William was pardoned after serving 8 years and 8 months

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1885-06-21, gender m

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