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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 57 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 208
||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, Theft > animal theft, 17th September 1817.
Offence: Theft > animal theft
JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July, three live tame geese, price 15s., and seven eggs, value 6d., the goods of William Jerdan.
WILLIAM JERDAN I live at Old Brompton. On the 31st of July, my geese were taken from my coach-house, and the eggs from the hen-house.
WILLIAM M’CABLE. I am a watchman in Sloane-square, Chelsea. On the 31st of July, between five and six o’clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner with the geese and eggs, all dead, in a cloth. He said they were old rags.
RICHARD MAYBANK. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house with the bundle; the geese were quite hot, I found the eggs in his hat-Mr. Jerdan claimed them. There were four locks broken open in the house.
Prisoner’s Defence. I met a man, who asked me to carry them.
GUILTY. Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.
John Williams was listed as being 21 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Surrey.
John was 5’3¾” tall, brown hair, light brown eyes.
22/2/1830: Stealing a hat, the property of Garrett Neale - charge dismissed.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th March, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime