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William Orr

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Orr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 16th February, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database.
William Orr,  per Friendship (1800),  Tried at Antrim,  Rebel, Life.  Trade - Watch maker. Left Colony. Died in Ballymena Antrim Co.


13 July 1805. Letter from Under-Secretary King to Under-Secretary Cooke.
Re Pardon for William Orr with permission to return to Ireland.
Source: Historical Records Of Ireland.

General Orders.
His Majesty has been graciously pleased to Grant a Free Pardon to William Orr;
By Command of His Excellency
G Blaxcell, Sec.
April 30, 1806.
Sydney Gazette, 4 May 1806

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database. (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Orr, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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