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William Pendred

William Pendred, one of 160 convicts transported on the Southworth, 23 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pendred
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 30th August, 1852
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 23rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 19th October, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 390
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

Susan saggers on 23rd September, 2016 wrote:

William applied to marry Elizabeth Downing (con 18/5) in July 1839.
Died aged 50. Cause “disease of the brain” New Norfolk Lunatic Asylum

D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:    (EDITED VERSION**)

GEORGE KIRBY, GEORGE ABBOTT, HENRY ABBOTT, WILLIAM PENDRED, Theft > simple larceny, 18th February 1830.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

GEORGE KIRBY , GEORGE ABBOTT , HENRY ABBOTT , and WILLIAM PENDRED were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January , 30 bushels of onions, value 6l. , the goods of Thomas Deadman .
MR. LEE conducted the prosecution.

DAVID REEVES. I am watchman to Mr. Green. On Thursday, the 14th of January, I was on duty, and saw George Abbott and George Kirby come out of a gate, at ten minutes before four o’clock in the morning; they were about a field and a half from the house where the onions were, coming from the prosecutor’s house; they had a donkey and cart, loaded with some sacks - they went into the Fulham-road; I can swear it was William Pendred ‘s cart - in about a quarter of an hour I saw Henry Abbott and Pendred at the bottom of the lane, just outside where the cart had been when I first saw it; they went the other way, towards North-end.
Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you knew them all before? A. I had seen them as I went to my work; they live in the neighbourhood - I was watching in the lane and the high-road, but was in the road when the cart passed me; I had been down the lane before - this was a field and a half from the prosecutor’s; it is not a cart-way to the empty house - you cannot get to it without going on another person’s premises - I was perhaps a hundred yards from them; it was moon-light and snowy together - it did not snow then; their side was towards me - I knew the cart was Pendred’s, by seeing it the day before and the day after.

JAMES SMITH. I took the prisoners, and have had the onions ever since; these are part that were in the cart - these were taken from the bulk: and these are the boards.
Cross-examined. Q. Where did you take the prisoners? A. Kirby I took at home, and George Abbott on the 16th- the other two I took at the Cock and Magpie, about three weeks after.
EDWARD EDGSON. I assisted in taking the prisoners.

JOHN SENDALL re-examined. Q. Why did you not have them taken when you saw them? A. They took the cart, and allowed Kirby to go, as he said he would send his master for the cart.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you know whose cart it was? A. Kirby said his master was Pendred - that he and Abbott bought them at Croydon, and he saw them; I said, “Your donkey could not draw them from there;” “Yes he could” he said.

Kirby’s Defence. I asked them to take me if they thought I had any thing to do with the robbery.

George Abbott’s Defence. I can prove I was in bed and asleep that night - next morning I was in my father’s garden, and saw a mob; they came and took me.

Pendred’s Defence. There is a board to be produced, which came from the same place.

KIRBY - GUILTY . Aged 21.
G. ABBOTT - GUILTY . Aged 19.
H. ABBOTT - GUILTY . Aged 24.
Transported for Seven Years.

William Pendred was listed as being 24 years old on arrival. his occupation was listed as a ‘Labourer in a Market Garden’.

William was 5’9 1/4” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, single and married??, 6 brown Moles on Rt arm 5 blue spots between finger & thumb left hand, Stout made Man.

1830-1835 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Rowlands.

19/4/1836: TOL

30/6/1839: Permission to marry Elizabeth Downing (New Grove, arr.1835) - they married on 6/6/1850.
2 children listed Mary Ann b 27/7/1839, Matilda b 15/3/1842.
William was listed as a gardener in Hobart on the birth records.

30/8/1857: William died aged 50, a labourer, of Disease of the brain at H.M. Lunatic Asylum, New Norfolk.

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2021 wrote:

Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-4$init=CON27-1-4p142
List for Southworth, 160 male convicts arrived 19 Oct 1830.
664, William Pendred, 24, Lab. & Market Gardener, & in Brickfield, How appropriated? J.W. Rowlands.

Convict Changes History

Susan saggers on 23rd September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th August, 1852 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000)

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