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William (the Younger) Oatley

William Oatley (The younger), one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William (the Younger) Oatley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 312
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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Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury Journal, Monday, July 25, 1825.
The business of the Summer Assizes for the county of Wilts, commenced at our Council Chamber on Monday last, ...The following prisoners were tried, and sentenced as under : DEATH…Wm. Oatley, for stealing a gelding and embezzling three £5, and four £1. notes, the property of Thomas Sartain, at Melksham,...All the above prisoners have been reprieved.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal Monday, October 25, 1825
On Monday the 26th ult. the following prisoners were conveyed from, Fisherton Gaol to the Leviathan hulk in Portsmouth harbour, for transportation:- For Life.- Robert Jones, John Smith, George Billett, Edward Billett, James Smith, Robert Jefferies, Levi Burton, Belcher Dicks, and William Oatley, all for horse-stealing.- Also for life: Stephen Blake, for stabbing his wife at Salisbury; William Withers, for high-way robbery; and Isaac Hurton, for burglary.
For 14 years, John Bryant, for sheep-stealing.
For 7 years, Thomas Hobbs, for house-breaking.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 made the following changes:

firstname: William (the Younger) (prev. William (The younger)), gender: m, crime

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