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William Webb

William Webb, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Webb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 64
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Morley - 1818
Name; William Webb
Age; 24 [1794]
Catholic, Single
Native Place; London
Trade or calling; Labourer
Trial where & Date; Middlesex Goal Delivery - 6 May 1818
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 2 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Black
Completion: Sallow, Pock pitted.
Remarks. 5036. Norfolk Island. 1078

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

1826 - 16 Mar. Certificate of Freedom - 64/5036.  Remarks; Has an impediment in his speech. Noted across the certificate; Norfolk Island

1832 - Sydney Goal Entrance Book. No; 438. Age; 43. [Year of birth; 1789] Height; 5 ft 11 in. Build; Slender. Fresh, Brown, Hazel. Face Freckled.

1834 - 17 Aug. Parramatta Goal Description Book. No; 497. William Webb. Height; 5 ft 2 1/2 in. Build; Slender; Lame and impediment in his speech.
Native Place; Berkshire. Protestant. Labourer. 3 years. Morten Bay 8 Jan 1835

1837 - 4 Dec. Certificate of Freedom. 37/960. Offence; Robbery. Parramatta Quarter Sessions. 11 Aug 1834. Sentence; 3 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey On Line

WILLIAM WEBB, JOHN SMITH, Theft > theft from a specified place, 6th May 1818.
857. WILLIAM WEBB and JOHN SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , four blankets, value 8s.; two sheets, value 4s., and one tea kettle, value 1s., the goods of George Remmington , in a lodging-room .

GEORGE REMMINGTON. I keep the White Hart, in Brooks-market . On the 4th of March I let the prisoners a furnished room - They said they were brothers. On the 9th of March they went out at ten o’clock in the morning, locked the room up, and fastened the shutters - They did not return. Next morning I had the room broken open, and found the articles stated in the indictment gone-the room was stripped, excepting the bed. About six weeks after I met Webb selling pearl-ash in Holborn, secured him, and asked him where his brother was? he said he had none - I am sure he is the man. He said if I would let him go he would pay for the property. I let the lodging to them as two brothers.

EDWARD EYLES . I am servant to Mr. Remmington. On the 4th of March the prisoners took the room at 4s. 6d.per week. On the Monday following they came and had a quartern of gin, said they were going out, and would pay when they returned - They never returned. Next morning we broke the door open, and missed the property. I took Smith at Holloway.

WILLIAM THISTLETON . I am an officer. Webb was given into my charge. He said if the things were gone Smith must have taken them, and that he worked at Holloway. They charged each other with it. Smith said he neither knew the house nor the prosecutor. When he saw Eyles he said he knew it, but had nothing to do with it.

EDWARD READ. I was with Thistleton - He has spoken correctly. They both offered to pay for the property to be let loose.

SMITH’S Defence. I went out, returned about half-past eleven, and could not get in. I never had the property.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 21.

WEBB - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 1794), crime

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