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William Pacey

William Pacey, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pacey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Cotton spinner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Leicester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 11 (7)
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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Anonymous on 16th March, 2012 wrote:

27/1/1825: Absconded, 5’23/4" tall, grey eyes, brown hair, florid complexion form Nottingham, from clearing party of Dr. McLeod.

19/8/1826: Police Report: William Pacey one of the bridge gang, Windsor, charged with having absented imself from the church muster on Sunday last.  The prisioner pleaded that he had been kept at work on the Saturday, that he had not washed his shirt and did not like to appear dirty.  The Overseer said it was the first offence.  The prisoner expressed contrition.  Discharged.

29/1/1827: Police Report: Windsor, William Pacey was charged that the Chief Constable having addressed him, as to whom he had seen coming into the hut at a late hour, he "Pacey" replied " do you want me to swear the men’s lifes away."  Such opinions and insolence do not keep pace with decorum.  Sentence, 25 lashes.

4/7/1827:  William Pacey and Thomas Flannagan charged with having in their possession, knowing it to be stolen, the iron work of a plough, the property of a gentleman near Windsor.  One was a government blacksmith and the other prisoner was his hammerman.  Neither of them would impeach the other as he theif.  It was order that both be transported to a penal settlement for 3 years.

7/2/1834: William Pacey, cotton spinner, assigned to Michael Foley, Port Macquariie.
25/7/1834: William Pacey was indicted for stealing a hat and a handkerchief the property of John Gorman.  The jury was unable to come to a decision and the prisoner was discharged.

8/1/1835: COF.

Stuart Morris on 14th October, 2014 wrote:

Convicted 26 July 1820. Imprisoned on hulk, “Justitia”, 25th November 1920. Age given as 18. Convicted for picking pockets.

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/2   1821
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 42: 12th August 1821; put William Parcy, Charles Gough (boy) and Henry Horn (boy) in irons for going into the forehold and breaking through the bulk head into the mainhold and stealing rum, sugar and soap, also put Isaac Williams in irons for purchasing the soap.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00, gender m

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