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William Parsons

William Parsons, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Parsons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 18th March, 1820
Arrival date: 16th July, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 268
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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Tony Beale on 20th December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

43. LORENZO NETTERVILLE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October , one coat, value 30 s.; three shirts, value 9 s.; nine cravats, value 4 s.; four waistcoats, value 10 s., and one pair of breeches value 2 s.; the goods of Frederick Chamier , Esq .; and one shirt, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d.; one pair of drawers, value 2 s.; one waistcoat, value 3 s.; the goods of John Chamier , Esq . in his dwelling-house.

HENRY CROSS . I am servant to John Chamier , Esq. who lives in Grosvenor-place . The prisoner was employed as a journeyman to paint the house ; he left on the 19th of October. On the 31st we missed the property stated in the indictment. My master’s were kept in the drawers on the third floor, the others were in a closet on the ground floor. I do not know when they were taken. On my missing them I went to Mr. Eagan the prisoner’s master, and informed him that I suspected the prisoner, and in consequence of what he told me, I had the prisoner apprehended that day, and found two shirts on his back, which were Mr. F. Chamier’s; also a cravat, a pair of stockings, and a pair of drawers, which were my master’s. We found three or four duplicates on him, which he said were for part of the property stolen, and told us where they were pledged. Some of the things were pledged at Bath; he said he had been there.

MARY EAGAN . I am the wife of John Eagan . The prisoner slept at our house. On the 31st of October, I went into his room and took a cravat out of his coat pocket while he was asleep, which the prosecutor claimed. The officer afterward took him.

GEORGE POWELL . I am an officer of Queen-square. I apprehended the prisoner at a public-house, in the Haymarket, I found two shirts on his back, a cravat and two duplicates in his pocket, relating to the property - one was for the articles pledged at Rochford’s, and the other was for a great coat pledged at Bath - he said they were the prosecutor’s property, and he pledged it there.

JOHN RICHARDS . I am servant to Mr. Rochford, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in St. James’s-street. On the 27th of October, the prisoner pledged a coat, seven handkerchiefs, seven pair of hose, a pair of breeches, and two shirts, for 1 l. 5 s., in the name of Kelly.

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HANNAH PARKER . I am Mr. Chamier’s servant. I saw the property safe on the 11th of October. All the men had left then, except the prisoner.
(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I bought them of a man in the street for 3 l. 14 s.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827; 1830) View title info Sat 8 Oct 1825
273. William Parsons, 5 feet 5½ in.
brown hair and eyes, tried at Middlesex
181? sentence life, ship from Europe
Neptune. to this colony Caroline, born in London, A M, woman with a basket in her hand, and an urn on left arm, absconded-from Prisoners’ Barracks 18th June, 1825- £2 Reward.

Tony Beale on 20th December, 2020 wrote:

Please disregard Lorenzo Netterville information. Wrong record

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 20th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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