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William Wellard

William Wellard, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wellard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: June, 1799
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 59 (31)
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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Kate Cunningham on 1st December, 2017 wrote:

The birth and death dates entered were wrong for this William Wellard. They were for William Peters alias Wellard Marquis of Huntly (2)

D Wong on 2nd December, 2017 wrote:

21/1/1820 Globe London, England:
DARING ROBBERY Yesterday William Wellard and William Joyce were brought up in custody of Holmes and Shergold, constables of Lambeth, and examined before T. Evance, Esq. charged with stealing a carcass of mutton from the shop of Mr. Scott, butcher, in the London-road.
The Prosecutor stated, that on Friday night, between eight and nine o’clock, he slaughtered eight sheep, and hun the carcasses up in his front shop.  His wife ad some other persons were in the parlour adjoining; he went down stairs to brig up the ninth, and when he returned in about a minute and a half afterwards, he missed one of the carcasses. 
He make immediate inquiry respecting it, but could gain no conclusive account of it.  He then gabe information to the constables, who repaired to a slaughter-house in the neighnourhood, where they discovered the Prisoners dissecting the carcass, and also an iron hook upon which it had been suspended, which the Prosecutor swore to be his property, thereby making the proof of identity complete.
Whilst the evidence was being read over to the Prisoners, Wellard, at particular parts of it, interrupted, with “that’s a d—-d lie!” and when they were called on for their defence, Joyce admitted that he stole the sheep, but siad his copanion was wholly innocent.
They were both fully committed.

William was 22 years old on arrival, his native place was Lambeth.

William was 5’2½” tall, several scars on left thumb.

7/3/1827: COF

Peter Gilbert on 22nd July, 2018 wrote:

William married an Elizabeth Peters on 18 Feb 1804, in Cheriton, Kent.  She emigrated to Australia during 1832 and died there in January 1880.

Jeffrey Wayne Oates on 28th August, 2021 wrote:

Records prove that the William Wellard who died on 22/3/1857 was transported to NSW for the theft of a horse and sentenced on 18/12/1826 in Surrey.  Wellard was convicted as William Peters, using his wife’s name of Peter as an alias. He came out to NSW on the ship Marquis of Hastings and his occupation was recorded as a “farmers man”.  The is a record of another William Wellard dying in NSW in 1866 at Patrick’s Plain, this could be the “sheep Stealer”?

Jeffrey Wayne Oates on 30th August, 2021 wrote:

William Wellard was Christened on 9 June 1799 in Harbledown, Kent, England and his parents were Thomas and Susanna Wellard.
William Wellard’s Certificate completion of his period of transportation on 7 March 1827 was advertised by the Colonial Secretary’s Office in the Government Gazette dated 10 March 1827.

Convict Changes History

Marj Kibby on 28th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 19th January, 1779 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd March, 1857 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Kate Cunningham on 1st December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 19th January, 1779), date of death: 0000 (prev. 22nd March, 1857), occupation, crime

D Wong on 2nd December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000)

Peter Gilbert on 22nd July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 22nd March, 1857 (prev. 0000)

Jeffrey Wayne Oates on 28th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1799), date of death: 1866 (prev. 22nd March, 1857)

Jeffrey Wayne Oates on 30th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 9th June, 1799 (prev. 0000)

Jeffrey Wayne Oates on 30th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: June, 1799 (prev. 9th June, 1799)

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