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William Anderson

William Anderson, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: Northampton (Town) Session of Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 25th June, 1830
Arrival date*: 25th February, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 214 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 402
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 20th September, 2015 wrote:

William was said to be 22 years old on arrival in VDL, but also found a birthdate of 1798 for him so do not know which one is correct.

Goad Report: Very bad character, his chief vices appear to be idleness and dishonesty.

William was 5’5 3/4” tall, red hair, brown eyes, married.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr W B Thomas.
1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr Jocelyn Thomas Esq.

17/3/1832 Hobart Town Courier:
On Tuesday William Anderson was acquitted of a charge of burglary in the house of Mr. Esekiel Harrison;

The above is the only record that I know was this William Anderson - after that there were many William Andersons’ so not easy to track him.

D Wong on 20th September, 2015 wrote:

26/3/1836: TOL
30/9/1836: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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