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William Adams, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 169 (85). Tasmanian Archives.
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Nell Murphy on 31st August, 2017 wrote:
William ADAMS was convicted at Bucks, 9 March 1822 for horse stealing. First conviction. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Caledonia’ arriving 2 Nov 1822. Orderly onboard ship.
Aged 25yrs; married man; farmer’s labourer.
Native Place: Crowfield, Bucks.
Wife, father and brother at native place.
2 Jan 1826: Attempt to break out of Guard room with intent to abscond. 25 lashes.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 31st August, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 169 (85). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 169 (85)), date o