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William Whitley

William Whitley, one of 200 convicts transported on the Lloyds, 19 August 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Whitley
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Chester Pleas of Crownmote
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lloyds
Departure date: 19th August, 1833
Arrival date: 18th December, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 204
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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Anonymous on 19th June, 2012 wrote:

William Whitley was sentenced to 3 months for Larceny when before the Court in Chester, England in 1830, Michaelmas session. Before the Pleas of Crown on 22 March 1933 Goal Delivery for the City of Chester, Cheshire, England.  He was convicted of Larceny (stealing flowers and other goods) a Felony offense and sentented to 14 years.  He was transported after 2 months imprisonment.  Departure on 19 August 1833 and arrival in New South Wales.  The 18 December 1833 muster shows him disposed to Julia Johnstone, Annandale.  William Whitley received his Certificate of Freedom on 5 April 1847.  For a time, William Whitley was head gardener at what is now the Botanical Gardens in Sydney, having been employed as a "seed merchant, nurseryman and horticulturalist" in Chester, England.  His wife Hannay Parry, with six of their children, sailed on the ship ELLEN to Sydney, followed her husband after his transportation.  William was christened on 17 February 1799 in Chester, England and died on 22 February 1849 after being thrown from a horse at a racemeeting.

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