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William Scutts

William Scutts, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Scutts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 68
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 15th May, 2019 wrote:

The assizes for this county ended here on Tuesday last, at which four prisoners were capitally convicted, viz. James Hillier, for stealing two silver spoons, two shirts, a pair of shoes , and other goods, the property of Wm Weeks, of Broughton; Richard Dickenson, for stealing a silver watch, John Carter for stealing out of the counting-house of John Clark, of Trowbridge, 18 guineas in gold; and Wm Scutts , for breaking into the dwelling-house of Geo. Thrasher, of Garsden, and stealing £30 in gold and silver. Hillier is left for execution, the other three reprieved. …
Bath Chronicle, 10 Aug 1786

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th May, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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