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William Wallace

William Wallace, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wallace
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 267 (133)
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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Tony Beale on 8th May, 2020 wrote:

Old bailey online William Wallace tried 1799 Transported in Royal Admiral 1800
Violent Theft: highway robbery.
9th January 1799
Reference Number t17990109-6
Verdict Guilty; Guilty

Sentence Death; Death

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85. GEORGE HAM and WILLIAM WALLACE were indicted for that they, on the 22d of December , in the King’s highway, in and upon John Cossel , did make an assault, putting him in fear, and taking from his person three shillings in money, the property of the said John .
JOHN COSSEL sworn. - I live in the parish of Heston: On the 22d of December, about half past four o’clock, as I was going down Heston-lane , the two men at the bar met me and passed me, and then turned back, and said they wanted to search my pockets.
Q. Which said that? - A. They both spoke; I said they might if they pleased; they said they would search my pockets, and have my money; the shortest came up and stood foremost, and the other man stood with a pistol behind him; he then presented the pistol at me.
Q. When did they first pull out the pistol? - A. I saw it when they turned round, before they spoke to me.
Q. How came you to say they might have your money? - A.Because I was frit at them; they took three shillings out of my breeches pocket, and asked me for my watch, and one of them put his hand inside my breeches, but I had none.
Q. When did you next see them? - A. Last Monday was a week.
Q. How light was it at this time? - A. I saw them, I suppose, forty yards before I came to them.
Q. Are you sure these are the men? - A. I am certain sure.
Q. How far was the man from you that had the pistol? - A. About the space of two yards, I don’t think it was more.
Q. Are you sure the man who stood with the pistol is one of the men at the bar? - A. The very same.
Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. What length of time might have elapsed between the time of the
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robbery and the time they were apprehended? - A. About ten days.
Q. It was half after four, or near five o’clock? - A. It was about half past four.
Q. Did you not say, before you went into the office, that you could not undertake to swear to these men? - A. No; I said as soon as I went in, that if they were the men I could swear to them.
Q. Where do you live? - A. At Heston, about twelve miles from town.
Q. How happened it that you knew they were in custody? - A. The constable came to me, and I told him I could swear to them.
Q. You say, the man who had the pistol was about two yards distance? - A. Yes.
Q. Do you mean to swear that you saw the pistol before the man’s hand was in your pocket? - A. Yes, as soon as I turned round, I saw it. I had twenty-three shillings in my pocket, and I had just before parted my money, and put the rest in my coat pocket; I was going a journey, but that having happened, I went into a public-house, and they advised me to go back to my master’s, and see if I could find the men, and I went back.
- HAYNES sworn. - I am constable of the parish of Hillingdon: On Thursday, the 3d of January, about seven in the evening, some people came in, and said I was wanted; I opened the door, and the two prisoners were given into my custody by the constable.
Ham’s defence. To the best of my knowledge, I was in town when the robbery was committed.
Wallace’s defence. I was at another place at the time.
The prisoner, Wallace, called five witnesses, and Ham one, who gave them a good character.
Ham, GUILTY Death . (Aged 28.)
Wallace, GUILTY Death . (Aged 22.)
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.

• The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)
•  Sat 17 Mar 1821
•  Page 1
• Sydney, March 17, 1821.
• THE under-mentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments, and some of them at large willi false Certificates, all Constables and others are hereby required to use the utmost Exertions in apprehending and lodging them in Custody. William Wallace, and William Wheatly, from Prisoners’ Barracks

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011 for William Wallace
Liverpool St Luke
26 February 1858 - 02 December 1894 Possible William Wallace of the Royal Admiral
William Wallace died 19/4/1860 aged 85 at the asylum born 1775

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 8th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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