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William Adams, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Malcolm, 13 May 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 288. 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 2nd September, 2017 wrote:
William ADAMS was convicted at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk on 10 Dec 1844 for burglary and stealing. 2nd conviction. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘David Malcolm’ arriving 25 Aug 1845.
Labourer; aged 23yrs; single man; 5’3 3/4” height; tatoos.
Sisters: Harriet & Susan
Station Gang - at Norfolk Island (off the east coast of Australia but administered by Van Diemen’s Land at that time) 1845.
Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land, per ship ‘Tory’ 1 May 1847.
24 July 1855: Ticket of Leave granted.
29 Sept 1857: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 2nd September, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 288. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 288), date of birth: