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William Harris (2)

 

William Harris (2) was born in 1818 and lived in Joyford where he worked as a collier. On 21 September 1832 William Harris aged 13 and his brother James aged 9 were sentenced to 12 months in prison for stealing two sheep.  At the age of 23, on March 1840, William Harris was sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. After a spell on a hulk, he was transferred to the Lord Lyndoch which set sail for Van Diemen’s Land on 11 September 1840 and arrived 5 February 1841.

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