Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

William Henry Payton

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Henry Payton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 10th January, 1869
Age: 70 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
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: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO 27/11; Page 89). UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/8. Ancestry. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item 4/4005; Microfiche: 636). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 234
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If William Henry Payton was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about William Henry Payton?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Phil Hands on 4th June, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Essex Quarter Sessions on 6th March 1815, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England late July 1815.
Ship:- the ‘Ocean I’ sailed with 220 male convicts on board of which 2 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 30th January 1816.

He was assigned to John Small, the district constable of Kissing Point.
In 1859, William applied for mitigation of his sentence.
William married Mary Ward, (daughter of convict Mary Preston) on 19th May 1828 at Pitt Town, they had 4 children between 1829-1836 before Mary died on 27th November 1837 at Ptt Town.

William died on 10th January 1869 at Windsor.

Lilian on 11th August, 2019 wrote:

Mary Weard married William Payton in 1828 as per NSW Births Deaths Marriages.  The marriage certificate does not give any information about who her parents were.  New transcription from youthful volunteer give hers name as Mary Ward, but if you study the clergy’s handwriting on the entire parish register it is Weard.  4297/1828 v18284297 3b and 801/1828v1828801 12

Iris Dunne on 11th August, 2019 wrote:

Criminal Register: Named Wm Henry Payton, Lent Assizes 1815, Crime Larceny

UK Prison Hulk ship Captivity moored at Portsmouth, convicted 6 March 1815, Received 25 April 1815, aged 16, Offence Felony

Bound Indentures: conviction 6 March 1815, Trade Laborer, aged 18, T.L. 2266

Certificate of Freedom No. 63/2653 (in lieu of No.34/1673 now returned mutilated & Cancelled) dated 16 September 1824, aged 24, Trade Labourer

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 4th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th January, 1869 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 11th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO 27/11; Page 89). UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/8. Ancestry. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item 4/4005; Microfiche: 636). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece N

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au