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Details for the convict William Leddington (1824)

Convict Name:William Leddington
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:22 October 1823
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Minerva I (4)
Arrival Year:1824
 
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On 10 December 1826 the brig "Wellington" was transferring 66 convicts from Sydney to Norfolk Island when about 250 miles from three destination some of those on board took over the ship in an act of piracy. Not all convicts were involved in he actions ; John Edwards (Earl St Vincent 1818), William Leddongton (Minerva 1824), Richard Johnson (Hindostan 1821), Edward Coulthurst (Minstrel 1825), Charles Clay Todhunter (Baring 1815), Richard Hicks (Agamemnon 1820), William Brown (Lord Eldon 1817) & William Douglass (Coromandel 1820); with James Smith, James O'Neal, Charles Daley, William Walton & William Ryan (ships up identified) all mentioned in newspapers of the day. At their trial on 21/22 February 1827 in Sydney all were convicted of piracy and sentenced to death. Five men (Edwards, Leddington, Smith, Johnson & Coulthurst) were hanged in Sydney on 12 March 1827 for their part in the piracy, the remainder all had their sentences commuted to life transportation to Norfolk Island. Sources; Sydney Gazette NSW Advertiser 13 March 1827 p3 & 27 February 1827 p3 and The Australian 21 February 1827 p3 &1 March 1827 p3 and The Moniter 24 February 1827 p5 and others.
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Research notes

William was born about 1800 Middlesex
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
William was tried and convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 22 October 1823 and sentenced to life transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
William arrived Sydney aged about 24 aboard Minerva on 19 November 1824 with his Indent showing trade "brick layer"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
William was amongst a number of men convicted of piracy on 21/22 February 1827 and sentenced to death.
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
William was hanged on 12 March 1827 in Sydney along with John Edwards, James Smith, Richard Johnson & Edward Coulthurst. Source; Sydney Gazette NSW Advertiser 13 March 1837 page 3
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/5, p.174

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