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Details for the convict William Worthington (1835)

Convict Name:William Worthington
Trial Place:Lancaster Quarter Session
Trial Date:15 October 1834
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Westmoreland (1)
Arrival Year:1835
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William was convicted at Lancaster Assizes on 15 October 1834,and sentenced to 7 years transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 6 July 2014
William arrived Sydney aboard Westmoreland on 15 July 1835. Note: an Australian nickname "Bumblefoot" is evidenced within newspapers of the day.
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 6 July 2014
William was convicted in Aug1838 of murdering John Swan on 13 Jun1838 at Port Macquarie and sentenced to death. Source; Sydney Moniter 13 Aug 1838 p2 and Sydney Herald 10 Aug 1838 p3 & 7 Sept 1838 p2
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 7 July 2014
William was hanged on 4 September 1838. Source; Sydney Gazette NSWAdvertiser 11 August 1838 p2 & 1 September1838 p1 & 6 September1838 p2 and The Australian 7 September 1838 p3
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 7 July 2014

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/10, p.4

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