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William Russell

William Russell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Tottenham, January 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tottenham
Departure date: January, 1818
Arrival date: 14th October, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 3 (3)
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 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 13 Feb 1819.
WHEREAS several Prisoners having absented themselves from their Government Work, and taken with them a Boat which has since been found, there is every Reason to suppose there is a numerous Gang collected together for some desperate and illegal Undertaking ; all Constables are hereby required to use their utmost Vigilance in apprehending the undermentioned, and lodging them in the nearest Gaol.

William Russell, arrived in Ship Tottenham ; fair ruddy complexion ; dark floren hair ; hazel eyes;
5 feet 8 inches high; from Carpenters’ Lumberyard.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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