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William Still, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 290
||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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Chris Rhone on 12th May, 2020 wrote:
Stole potatoes. Larceny. Convicted with James Bailey. See Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette
D Wong on 12th May, 2020 wrote:
Dorset County Chronicle Dorset, England
21 Jan 1830:
William Still and James Bailey were indicted with havifngt stolen, on the night of the 5th November last, a quantity of potatoes, the property of William Colborne, of Verwood, near Cranborne.
It appeared that potatoes were missed from a heap in Colborne’s field, and footsteps of a peculiar nature were tracked to the houses of Still and Bailey, and afterwards found to correspond to their boots.
The prisoners were both found guilty, and the Chairman in passing sentence observed that this species of crime had attained such a height, that it was necessary to make an example.
Still was sentenced to transportation for seven years, and Bailey to imprisonment for one year and to be once whipped.
William Still was a cousin of Elias Still who was also on board.
William Still was listed as 33 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Cranbourne, Dorset.
William was 5’5½” tall, dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes, speck on left eye.
Married - 2 children, wife and children at Dorset.
1830-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Gleadow.
1835 Muster: TOL
8/10/1842 Launceston Examiner:
John Wilkins and William Still were indicted, on the first count, for forging an order for money, with intent to defraud D. M’Queen ; and on the second count, for uttering the same knowing it
to be forged. Verdict — guilty on the second count.
12/1/1843 Launceston Courier:
Peter Wilkins, and William Still, convicted at the last sessions of forgery, were brought up and remanded. The Chief-Justice had consulted Mr. Justice Montagu as to the legality of the conviction, who was of opinion that it was invalid.
The Sessions then closed.
24/8/1847 Geelong Advertiser, Victoria:
Unclaimed letter at the Post Office.
2/3/1853: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra.
Convict Changes History
Chris Rhone on 12th May, 2020 made the following changes:
D Wong on 12th May, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime