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William Prentice

William Prentice, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Prentice
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 10th April, 1891
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 452
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

Brett William Prentice on 26th January, 2012 wrote:

On Sunday 11th November 1827, William broke into the Salmon Fold or Salmon Boiler House in Banff. William found a key in the Carpenter’s room and proceeded to unlock a desk located in the writing room of the Salmon fold. Inside the desk he found cash and coins to the value of six pound, four shillings.  He exited the building through a window (moving a desk to the window to affect his escape) and proceeded home. He must have been seen as the following day George Gray (Town Officer), William Symons (Town Messenger) and three others arrested William at his grandparents house and he was taken to the Banff Tolbooth. As they were unsure what to do with him, they placed him in a passageway between two doors. William saw an opportunity to escape from a small opening above the door. A pane of glass usually in this location was gone. Instead of going home he headed for the small town of Portsoy.

Brett William Prentice on 2nd June, 2012 wrote:

My 3rd great grandfather. He was the son of an un-named soldier in the Royal Artillery in Woolwich, London.

Convict Changes History

Brett William Prentice on 26th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814-00-00, date of death 1891-04-10, gender m

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