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Thanks Russelll. The link gives me a bit more of the puzzle as I can see more of how the judicial system worked
Thanks again Russell. The William Douglass of 1804(Coromandel) is my ancestor and the entries tie in with what I know of him
The British Convict Transportation registers are searchable on the
Queensland State Library website.
Thanks again. I have Wiliam's trail back as far as the York Assizes, where he was convicted to hang in 1802. However, for some reason, his sentence was commuted to life in Australia but can't find any reference to him, his partner in crime or his victim (John Gamble/Gambol) in any of my searches. Perhaps someday my DNA test will throw up a match, but to date, nothing even close.Cheers
All douglas , duglas & douglass were listed as douglas in the back of the book
''Close Roll, 22 Geo. IL, Part 19, Nos. 10 and 11. Indenture made the 27th Sep. 1748 between Michael Lambert Weatherill, late of Antigua, but now of the parish of St. George, Southwark, Esq., of the one part, and Richard Holmes of May Fair, St. George's, Hanover Square, Esq., and George Weatherill of Antigua, Esq., of the other part, witnesseth that in consideration of 10.s. Michael Lambert Weatherill grants, etc., to Richard Holmes and George Weatherill all that plantation or sugarwork called Dun- combe's Folly, containing 575 acres, in the parish of St. John, Antigua, bounded E. with lands belonging to Edward Williams, Esq., S. with lands belonging to Richard Oliver, Esq., W. with lands belonging to Peter Thibou, Esq., and Samuel Martin, Esq., and N. by lands formerly belonging to and in the possession of Robert Chester, Esq., but now or late held by Colonel George Lucas, and those 107 negros and all cattle, horses, as such are or lately were in the possession or occupation of Michael Lambert Weatherill, subject to the estate for life of Margaret Weatherill, widow, his mother, for one whole year to the uses of an Indenture to be made. William George Douglas, Hugh Hamersley, witnesses. ''
I know this is a stretch , but this could be his father . i believe there is a john gamble in the above book ...
rather interesting tree
Many thanks Russell, I will check it out
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Thanks William, but I believe this to be a later trip made by the Coromandel. My ancestor arrived in Sydney in 1804. He lived in teh Sydney area for the rest of his life.
Thanks anyway, perhaps someday I will jag a link.Keep up the good work, i think the Douglas Archives are a fantastic project
A further contribution:
There were two by the name William Douglas on the Coromandel in 1804 - Some on the web have William George Douglas as the one who was sentenced at Middlesex Gaol Delivery in 1803. You ruled this one out.
The other was William Douglas who was sentenced at York in 1802 - this appears to be the one you are looking for.
(and there was the later one who was sent to Van Diemens Land).=
I have been very slack in not replying before now and you guys do such good work. The second William Douglass (Middlesex) ended up on the Central coast of New South Wales as a government employee in Newcastle. Didn't follow him any further