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William Page

William Page, one of 200 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, March 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Page
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Bigamy
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: March, 1814
Arrival date: 16th October, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 156, Stamford Mercury, 12 Mar. 1813, p. 3.
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

Robin Sharkey on 26th January, 2019 wrote:

William Page lived at Spridlington, north-east of the city of Lincoln, and was transported for bigamy in his home county, Lincolnshire. He had married Sarah Harrison in 1803 (16 May). Then, nine years later, he married Mary Lammin on 20 September 1812 at Spilsby, about 30 miles south of Spridlington.  Obviously he got caught out, and it didn’t take long since he was on trial only six months later.

Did he have children with Sarah Page, nee Harrison?  The repot of the trial doesn’t say, nor whether he even lived with her any more, presumably not.

Stamford Mercury, 12 Mar. 1813, p. 3.
“Lincolnshire Assizes - Criminal Court.”
“William Page, labourer of Spridlington (Lincolnshire), stood charged on the oath of Mary Lammin of Spilsby with having, on 20th September last [1812],  by the name of John Reed, married her, his wife Sarah Page being then living. The marriage of the prisoner with Sarah Harrison on 16th May 1803, and her being in existence subsequent to his marriage with Mary Lammin, were clearly proved. the jury therefore without hesitation pronounced him guilty.
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Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 26th January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 156, Stamford Mercury, 12 Mar. 1813, p. 3. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 156),

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