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Walter Ewing Taylor
Walter Ewing Taylor, one of 148 convicts transported on the England, 28 April 1826
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Walter Ewing Taylor
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
28th April, 1826
18th September, 1826
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 147 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 25 (14)
||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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Wakefield on 26th December, 2014 wrote:
Held on prison hulk Justitia moored woolwich 14/4/1826 till 28/4/1826
sailed from england aboard ENGLAND 28/4/1826
D Wong on 31st December, 2014 wrote:
Walter Ewing Taylor, was convicted of forging and uttering two bills, one for £50 and one for £47, was, on March 14 1826 transported for life.
National Archives, Scotland:
Precognition against Walter Ewing Taylor for the crime of falsehood and forgery at John Street, Glasgow
Walter Ewing Taylor, Age: 28, wine and spirit dealer, Address: Wilson Street, Glasgow
On board the ship Walter Ewing Taylor, became Superintendent of the hospital and Captain of the first Division (wine merchant age 28);
By 30th May the surgeon mentioned that the convicts had become very disorderly and disposed to be mutinous. They became very clamorous to have their irons taken off. The following day the surgeon received a letter from Walter E. Taylor requesting to be sent for as soon as possible. He informed the surgeon that John George Munns had that morning come to him at the hospital very early before the other convicts were out of bed and informed him that there was a conspiracy formed to murder Taylor to prevent his giving any alarm and then to murder the surgeon and all who would not assist to seize the ship and run her into South America. Robert Hughes and Thomas Jones were at the head of it and it was their intention to carry it into effect, the first time the ship was in a squall. The surgeon issued a memorandum for Taylor to give to those convicts he could trust, ensuring the surgeon’s protection and best services with the Governor in New South Wales, asking them to be on their guard and to get information to act against the malcontents. Major D’arcy although indisposed at this most crucial time with gout also promised his protection.
17/8/1833: Was in the service of Peter McIntyre at Bathurst/Segenhoe.
28/12/1842: TOL Passport – Maitland Bench
19/2/1844: TOL Passport – Brisbane Bench.
Convict Changes History
Wakefield on 26th December, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
D Wong on 31st December, 2014 made the following changes: