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William Orrell

William Orrell, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Orrell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 235 (119)
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

Maureen Withey on 27th June, 2019 wrote:

The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825, has information on this person as follows:

ORRELL, William. Per “Ocean”, 1816; Superintendent of Carters Barracks, Lumber Yard and Government Working Horses

1819 Jun 18 - Authorised to seize & secure cattle & carriages using new Government road from Brickfields to Parramatta Road (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.68)

1821 - Superintendent of Carters Barracks, Lumber Yard & Government Working Horses. Memorial (Fiche 3038; 4/1827 No.95)

1821 Apr-1822 Mar - Superintendent, Carter’s Barracks. Referred to in papers and evidence, & testified before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1754 pp.1c-151, 453, 459-62, 466, 468-71, 478, 486-9, 512, 524-6 & 4/1755 pp.2, 101, 117, 134, 141-2, 148, 151, 153-4, 157, 162, 191-3, 195, 205-6, 247, 249, 252, 272)

1821 May 10 - On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; payment for horses (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.17)

1821 Sep 8 - Superintendent. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.99)

1821 Oct 13, Nov 10 - On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; payment for horses (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.17)

1821 Oct 13, Nov 10 - Re horses purchased from him for Government service (Reel 6033; X827 pp.13, 18a)

1821 Oct 26 - Re delivery of stock for Newcastle (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.4-6)

1821 Dec 6 - Re furnishing of a return of rations received and issued during the week (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.133)

1822 - Charges made by Ellis against (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.101)

1822 Jan 7 - Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.80-1)

1822 Jan 8 - Re suspension from duties as Superintendent of the Carters Barracks (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.250)

1822 Jan 15 - Re transfer of superintendence of Barracks to Elyard (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.303)

1822 Jan 31 - Removed (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.35)

1822 Feb 1 - Re instructions to vacate house for Elyard (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.374)

1822 Feb 12 - Referred to in letter re management of land at Carters Barracks (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.25)

1822 Mar 30 - Re misplaced plans of church and school at Campbelltown (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.100)

1822 Apr 1 - Re official papers relating to Carters Barracks, and plans of Church and school at Campbelltown (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.5)

1822 Sep - Signatory to an address from settlers of Airds, Appin and adjoining districts requesting that the weekly market at Sydney be held on Thursday instead of Friday (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.179a)

1823 May - Superintendent, Carter’s Barracks. Referred to in Major Druitt’s reply to the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.286-91, 298, 303, 310, 318-9, 321, 323, 325, 329, 340-1, 391-2, 427-9, 433, 439)

1823 Nov 2 - Referred to by Major Druitt in a letter in which he gives further evidence in his defence against accusations laid against him (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.469)

1825 Oct - On muster list of Government servants & free men maintained at Mount Druitt from 1 Oct 1824 to 1 Oct 1825 (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.10)

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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