William LANE

Family name(s) LANE
Given name(s) William
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation Labourer
Age when departed England 33
Trial date 30 July 1784
Trial place Chelmsford, Essex
Crimes Stealing assorted foods and barrels
Value of crimes 5 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Scarborough
Date left colony
Date of Death 30 September 1815


Received 2000 lashes in April 1789 for stealing 13 pounds of biscuit. He saw a broken lock “and hunger prompted him to take the biscuit.”