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William Lemon Oliver

William Lemon Oliver, one of 192 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 10 October 1862

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lemon Oliver
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th January, 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th January, 1873
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 20 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 10th October, 1862
Arrival date: 14th February, 1863
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 491 (247)
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

Tim Mason on 11th March, 2018 wrote:

Buried at Fremantle Cemetery. Wife (Bertha née Mount) arrived in Australia in 1865, but returned to England after death of husband and died there in 1904.

D Wong on 12th March, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
WILLIAM LEMON OLIVER, Deception > forgery, 22nd November 1858.
WILLIAM LEMON OLIVER (38), was indicted for feloniously uttering a forged transfer of one Robert Swann, of 100 shares in the Crystal Palace Company, with intent to defraud; also, feloniously (being bailee of 500 instruments evidencing the title of Robert Swann, to a share in the capital stock of the North British Australasian Company, limited,) converting the same to his own use; also, for another like offence; also for unlawfully converting to his own use a warrant for 500l., entrusted to him by Caroline Adelaide Dance; to all of which he
PLEADED GUILTY .— Twenty Years’ Penal Servitude.

William Oliver came from a respectable family of Grocers and wine merchants.

1841: Living with his widowed sister Mary and was helping her to run her late husband’s chemist shop. He was also in partnership with William Beard as a mining agent, share dealer and share broker.
This partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in 1847.

1854: Married Bertha Mount in Canterbury- listed as a Stock Broker of Widcombe House, DeBeauvoir Square and Threadneedle Street.

November 1858 convicted Old Bailey for uttering a forged cheaue.

William’s occupation was listed as a “Surgeon” on WA Convict Records - he was 5’9¼” tall, light hair, blue eyes, long face, fresh complexion, slim build, cupping marks left breast, married, literate.

7/7/1864: TOL

3/6/1871 The Herald, Fremantle, WA:
THE Executors under this Trust are closing the accounts of the above Estate. They hereby give notice that any person, or firm who may have a claim upon such estate, must furnish it to the
undersigned forthwith, within twenty eight days, at the expiration of which time they will not hold themselves responsible; liable, or accountable for any contingencies which may occur.
At the expiration of the twenty-eight days, a balance sheet Dr. & Cr. will be ready for the inspection of bond fide creditors, at the residence of WILLIAM LEMON OLIVER,
Acting Executor CHALKLEY’s Estate.

1873: Died listed as 53.

11/1/1873 The Herald, Fremantle, WA:
OLIVER.-At his residence, Fremantle, on the 9th instant, Mr. WILLIAM LEMON OLIVER, aged 53.

Convict Changes History

Tim Mason on 11th March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 15th January, 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th January, 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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