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William Archer

William Archer, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Archer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 339 (171)
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

Maureen Withey on 18th July, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury JournaL.  Monday, March 12.
Mr.Justice Park and Mr.Justice Burrough arrived in this city on Saturday, and opened the commission for holding the assizes for this county. The following prisoners, upwards of 80 in number, are on the calendar for trial :
- Wm.Archer, for a burglary in the house of John Cockrell, at Warminster.

The hulk report, (HO 9-3-2 p5):
Wm. Archer, age 18, convicted at New Sarum 10 March 1827, for burglary, Sentenced to Life.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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