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William Weston

William Weston, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indefatigable, October 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Weston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indefatigable
Departure date: October, 1814
Arrival date: 26th April, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 179 (91)
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 19th October, 2020 wrote:

HIS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to approve of the following Appointments in the Police of the Colony :
At Port Stephen .—To be Honorary Constables :—-
William Weston, per ship Indefatigable ;
By Command of His Excellency the Governor
The Gleaner, 3 May 1827.


1828 Census Index.
William Weston, age 40, T.L. indefatigable, protestant, Stonecutter, Market Street, Sydney.

Maureen Withey on 19th October, 2020 wrote:

William Weston, for returning from transportation before the expiration of his term — Guilty.
Chester Courant, 29 March 1814.

Maureen Withey on 19th October, 2020 wrote:

An earlier sentence of transportation:
At Wigan Sessions, Wm. Weston, charged with stealing at Ormskirk, four pieces of cambric, and other articles, the property of Messrs. Horrocks and Co., cotton manufacturers, was sentenced to 7 years transportation;
Lancaster Gazette, 2 Feb 1811.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 19th October, 2020 made the following changes:


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