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William Taylor

William Taylor, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 301 (152)
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 27th August, 2019 wrote:

William Taylor was in Moreton Bay Penal establishment. The records show: he was a native of Nottingham, was 5 ft 6½ tall, age 22, had a fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes.
The date of his original conviction at Nottingham was 22 April 1819, and the sentence was 7 years. He was a carpenter. He had a Colonial sentence of 3 years at Penrith by J. McHenry, Esq., on 1 April 1825,  and left Moreton Bay for Sydney 1 May 1828.  As a Crown prisoner, he was employed as a carpenter at Moreton Bay, which was still under construction, with several other men
“Preparing work for the Erection and finishing of buildings, etc.
8 Henry Allen – carpenter
9 William Grady (Asia 2)– carpenter
10 Daniel Baker (Asia) – carpenter
11 Michael Bennett (Chapman)– carpenter
12 William Taylor (Agamemnon)– carpenter.
This information was was on a quarterly return of prisoners for the period 25 Dec 1825 to 25 March 1826.

Maureen Withey on 28th August, 2019 wrote:

William Taylor, aged 15, stood charged with stealing four pair of shoes, the property of William Starling, on the 26th November. The shoes were stolen out of the shop of Mr Starling, and the prisoner offered one pair of them for sale that evening, when he was taken into custody. The Jury found him guilty, and after the other prisoners had been arraigned, the Court adjourned to ten o’clock this morning.
Nottingham Review, Fri 15 Jan 1819

William Best, William Taylor and Thomas Roper were again brought up and severally sentenced to be transported for the term of seven years. They manifested the most hardened indifference, exclaiming, as they were removed from the bar, they didn’t care a damn.
Nottingham Review, Fri 30 April 1819.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 27th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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