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William Pell

William Pell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Manlius, 23 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Rutland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 23rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 12th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 347 (176)
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 31st August, 2021 wrote:

At Rutland assizes. on Friday, there were three prisoners for trial, viz. Wm. Pell. for stealing a rick cloth, the property of the Rev. H. Baker, of Greetham ; John Pell, for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen ; and George Orton, for stealing a sack of bran, the property of Mr. E. Arnold, of Whissendine.
Leicester Herald, 10 Mar 1830.


On Friday morning, John Pell, who was convicted at the Rutland Assizes, and sentenced to transportation, escaped from the hulks. Immediate notice was sent into Rutland, and the convict was retaken at Uppingham on Wednesday afternoon, and after violent resistance was safely lodged in Oakham gaol.
Leicester Journal, 16 April 1830.


John Pell was transported to VDL on Southworth.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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