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Details for the convict William Allen (1826)

Convict Name:William Allen
Trial Place:Oxford Assizes
Trial Date:1 March 1826
Arrival Details
Ship:England (1)
Arrival Year:1826
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William Allen was born in 1789 in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England and married Margaret Horn on October 13, 1813. He was convicted of sheep stealing in April 1826 at the Oxford Assizes, sentenced to 'life' and transported to Australia.

William was on the convict ship "England"--Capt. Reay and Ship Surgeon, George Thomson. Arrival in New South Wales in October of 1826.

He had four children in England before his transportation: Elizabeth born in 1817; William born 1819, James born 1822 and an unknown 4th child. He is described in the Ship's Muster as a 'Farmer's Man' (agricultural labourer).

He could read and is described as 5'3" with a ruddy complexion, brown hair and grey-to-hazel eyes.

Although William was sentenced to 'life', he received a ticket of leave in 1834 and restricted to the District of Richmond.
Submitted by Researcher (6361) on 25 May 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.23

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