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William Satchell

William Satchell, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Satchell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 220
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

D Wong on 17th September, 2018 wrote:

William Satchell, for stealing a ewe sheep, the property of William Walford—Transported for life.

Brother Thomas Satchell was also on board, charged with the same crime.

William was listed as 32 years old on arrival; born near Bristol, Somerset shire.

Father: Thomas, at native plae.
Brothers: John, James, Thomas (on board)
Sisters: Mary, Ann.

William was 5’5” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, little finger right hand crippled, illiterate.  Married with 6 children - Wife Martha at native place.

13/3/1844: Assigned to J. & E. Geiss, Mount Nassau (Thomas was also assigned to the same master).

6/3/1849: TOL

2/12/1850: Married Mary Ann Wright (Tory 1848) at St. Gorges, Hobart.
No children found.

14/12/1853: CP

Dennis Abbott on 8th March, 2020 wrote:

Brother Thomas was also convicted of the same crime. Wife Martha née Bath was acquitted. Family legend says he was robbed and murdered on a ship bound for England. I would like to contact D Wong and compare.

D Wong on 8th March, 2020 wrote:

There was a William Satchell in NSW., and another one in SA., all around the 1850’s and onward.

4/4/1866 Tasmanian Morning Herald:
William Satchell, charged by D. C. Morley with stealing certain goods, of the value of three shillings.
Remanded to Thursday next.

The above is the last mention of William Satchell in Tasmania.

Found no departures, birth, or deaths.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Abbott on 8th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 1808)

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