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William Pullen

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pullen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Pig 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 389 (197)
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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Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 August 2021), October 1829, trial of WILLIAM PULLEN (t18291029-198).
WILLIAM PULLEN, Theft > animal theft, 29th October 1829.

2041. WILLIAM PULLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , 3 live pigs, price 30s. , the property of Mary Harmer .

SAMUEL HARMER. I am the son of Mary Harmer - she lives in Ann-street, Globe-fields ; she lost five pigs out of her yard, and three of them were found on the 18th; I went that day to the prisoner, who lives a few doors from Davis, the last prisoner; I told him I had lost some pigs - he said he had two, and after some altercation he let me in, and shewed me one, which was one of my mother’s; I then went on to Davis, and this prisoner either came or was brought there - I then said, “Perhaps Pullen will let me go back to his house” - he said Yes; we went back, and I saw my mother’s three pigs there, in a temporary sty, but I think they must have run from under the boards; it was like magic to me - I said, “As I have found them I shall take you into custody;” they had been lost at two separate times, on the 14th and 16th.

WILLIAM WARD . I was present; the pigs were found just as the witness has described - I saw them come from a sort of concealed place under the boards.

JOHN PURSER . I was present when the pigs came from the cellar, and there were a number of tools found, which a poor man had lost.

Prisoner’s Defence. I did not take them with an intent of stealing them - they came into my house, and I kept them in my back room; they came at half-past six o’clock in the evening, while I went to get a pail of water - I inquired if any body had lost them, and could not find any one who had; on the Sunday the prosecutor came, and I shewed him one - he said it was not his: he went to Davis’, and I followed him - the officer, who was there, asked him if he had seen his pigs; he said No - I said I had another pig; he went to see it, and then identified them.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .


Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-4$init=CON27-1-4p142
List for Southworth, 160 male convicts arrived 19 Oct 1830.
663, William Pullen, 25, Labourer, How appropriated? Mr Danl. Stanfield.

Convict Changes History

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

gender: m, occupation, crime

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