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William (the Younger) Tout

William Tout (The younger), one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William (the Younger) Tout
Aliases: Greenslade (alias)
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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 208
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 8th July, 2021 wrote:

William Clarke and Robt. and Wm. Tout alias Greenslade, for burglary in the house of Jas. Stone, and stealing meat;
Bath Chronicle, 17 Aug 1826.

William Clark, Willlam Tout, the elder,  Robert, Stephen. James, and William Tout, sons of William Tout, the elder, were indicted for burglary and robbery in the house of James Stone, of the parish of .... It appeared that the prosecutors house was broken open on the night of ?  May last, and a large quantity of beef and bacon, with other property, taken away. Suspicion having been excited, the house of William the elder was searched, and the greater part the stolen property was discovered in a case, which was ingeniously constructed behind outhouse to the dwelling-house of the elder Tout. To connect the other prisoners with, he proved that William Tout, the younger, and William Clark, had come from Taunton, where they lived, to old Tout’s house, the evening before the robbery, and that they and Robt. Tout were seen returning old Tout’s house, about four o’clock on the morning of the robbery, bringing packages.  When the prisoners were examined before the Magistrates, they admitted that Clark, William Tout the younger, and Robert Tout had entered Mr. Stone’s house, through the kitchen window, and taken the property in question. William Tout, the elder, confessed that he received the properly, knowing it stolen. When before the magistrates one of the prisoners was proved to have said, “it don’t matter, we shan’t topped (hanged)  for it, though we be legged {transported) for fourteen years. There was no evidence to convict the prisoners, Stephen and James Tout, of the robbery. William Clark, William Tout the younger, and Robert Tout were found guilty of the burglary and robbery, and sentence of death was recorded against them. William Tout, the elder, was found guilty of receiving the goods, knowing them to be stolen, and was sentenced to transported for fourteen years. 
Taunton Courier, 16 Aug 1826.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th July, 2021 made the following changes:

firstname: William (the Younger) (prev. William (The younger)), alias1: Greenslade (alias) (prev. Greenslade (Alias)), gender: m, crime

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