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William Acres

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Acres
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 15th February, 1829
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Castle Forbes
Departure date: 3rd October, 1819
Arrival date: 4th March, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=93
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th October, 2012 wrote:

William was convicted at Dublin May or June 1819 - 7 yr Transportation sentence.

Aged 17yrs; Native Place - Kings County; Weaver; 5’3 1/2”; Hazel eyes; Sandy brown hair; Fair complexion with freckles; Quarrelsome.

Convict no. 93 Van Diemens Land

Colonial Offences:
09/01/1826: Being in Launceston without a pass - Reprimanded.
11/03/1830: Disorderly on the street - Fined 5/-.

Tracy Edwards on 10th February, 2018 wrote:

Transported from Tasmania to Moreton Bay Penal Colony, Queensland, Australia on 2 February 1827.  Died 15 February 1829 in Queensland.

D Wong on 10th February, 2018 wrote:

Conduct Record VDL:
7/2/1821: Absconded from George Town and being found in the woods without a pass - 50 lashes and to be regurned to George Town.

3/5/1821: Absent from his lodgins at the House, also with being drunk and disorderly and escaping from the custody of a Cnstable who apprehended him las night - 50 lashed.

26/5/1821: Absent from his lodgings at the Watch House two night - 25 lashes.

26/6/1821: Stealing a piece of Calico and a piece of cloth in the dwelling house of Chas. Hrdman - 50 lashes and to be sentenced to Newcastle for the remainder of his sentence.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
ACRES, William. Per “Castle Forbes”, 1820

1821 Aug 4:  Prisoner from Van Diemen’s Land per “Midas” (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.20-1)

1821 Aug 4:  Prisoner arrived from Van Diemen’s Land per “Midas” for despatch to Newcastle; to be held in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.198-9)

1821 Aug 9: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.212)

1822 Jan:  On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.141)

1823 Sep 25: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.428-9)

1825 Apr 7:  Prisoner at Port Macquarie. Deposition re death of William Elliott (Reel 6069; 4/1816 pp.146-7)

1825 Jun 7:  Evidence in the murder of William Elliot at Port Macquarie; to be forwarded to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.247)

1825 Sep 14:  Convict to be returned to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta” following his giving of evidence in criminal proceedings at Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.268)

3/10/1826: Parramatta QS - Larceny from the person of Wm Whiteman - 7 years transportation.

1827: Arrived Moreton Bay per ‘Alligator’.

From the Moreton Bay Convicts database:
Wm Acres, Castle Forbes
Tried Dublin City 7 years.
Arrived VDL 1/3/1820

Absconded 23rd Feb and returned 28th Feb 1827.
Absconded 21st Nov. and returned 7th Dec. 1827
15/2/1829: Died.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th October, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1802, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 10th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th February, 1829 (prev. 0000)

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