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John Williams, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 211 (107)
||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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D Wong on 7th March, 2018 wrote:
*****TWO JOHN WILLIAMS ON THIS VOYAGE*****
JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN MILLER, THOMAS CRAWLEY, Theft > grand larceny, 21st April 1819.
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN MILLER, and THOMAS CRAWLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March, one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Elizabeth Hayman, widow.
CRAWLEY’S Defence. I bought it of a Jew.
WILLIAMS - GUILTY. Aged 19.
MILLER - GUILTY. Aged 17.
CRAWLEY - GUILTY Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.
This John Williams was tried with Thomas Crawley and John Miller - the Old Bailey records him as 19 years old but ‘Founders and Survivors’ website list him as being 35 years old on arrival in VDL - Born 1784 in Cornwall.
John Williams was a “Seaman” and was 5’5¼” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, small scar on right cheek.
8/9/1820: Stealing a book from is master - 50 lashes and returned to Public Works.
4/2/1822: Dr. Margetts/Assault and beating Mrs. Martha Fagg - 50 lashes.
6/5/1822: Stealing a Bed Tick from his master Mr George Owen - 50 lashes and returned to PW and contained at nights.
20/7/1822: Forging an order on G Owen for 2 gallons of rum and 2 decanters with intent to defraud the said G. Owen - 50 lashes and to be sent to Macquarie Harbour for 3 years.
4/8/1823: Losing thru neglect or disposing of his shirt - 50 lashes and labor 3 months in irons.
11/8/1823: Macaquarie Harbour: Disobeyance of the Sentry’s orders - 7 days on bread and water.
30/9/1823: Disobeyance of orders
12/12/1823: Stealing Bread
12/1/1824: Cutting a fellow prisoner
27/9/1824: Still at Macquarie Harbour—-last entry on his conduct record.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th March, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime