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William Wright

William Wright, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 64
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Morley - 1818
Indent No;
Name; William Wright
Age; 25
Catholic, Single
Native Place; Jamaica
Trade or calling; Servant & sailor
Trial where & Date; Middlesex Goal Delivery - 6 May 1818
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 8 in
Eyes; Black
Hair; Black
Completion; Black

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

1825 - 6 Jun. Certificate of Freedom. Age; 32. [1793] Hair; Black & woolly. Sent to Port Macquarie 14 Jan 1824 for the remainder of his original sentence. Renewed 29 Sept 1825. reported to have been stolen

1825 - 29 Sep. Affidavit re certificate of freedom stolen by John Murphy.
On his way to Church (St Phillip) he was stopped by two men

1825 - 12 Oct. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Free. Offence; Felony. Sentence; 5 years Penal Settlement

1831 - 7 Sep. Certificate of Freedom. 31/933. Age; 38 [1793] Offence; Processing a stolen watch.
Trial; Sydney Q. S. - 9 Nov 1825.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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