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William Arber

William Arber, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 15 July 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Arber
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 30th May, 1886
Age: 72 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 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Cambridge Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 15th July, 1842
Arrival date: 7th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 138
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 30th September, 2016 wrote:

15/12/1885: found guilty in the HSC of ‘Attempting Sodomy’ and sentenced to 7 Years gaol.  He is shown as being 78 years of age and his warrant number was 15991.  He was a labourer; Protestant with one prior conviction and could only read. 

William died at the Campbell Street Gaol on 30 May 1886.  (Cause unknown.)

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 27th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814, date of death 1886, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th May, 1886 (prev. 1886)

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