1785 ~ Conviction

William Allen was convicted of Robbery with Violence at Ormskirk Quarter Sessions, England. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation to Botany Bay on the Alexander. William was 22 when he was convicted.

8 March 1788 ~ Death

On 8 March 1788, several escaped convicts were killed by natives (Aborigines). Major Ross reported that he had discovered their clothes displayed on a tree near Botany Bay. It is believed that William Allen was one of these escaped convicts.