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William Ash

William Ash, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ash
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th April, 1814
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1872
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a cap
Convicted at: Northampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 16th March, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 5 (4)
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 17th October, 2017 wrote:

William Ash was listed as 26 years old, (born 1813) at Northampton. He was transported for ‘Stealing a Hat’ - had been in prison 3 times before, twice for poaching, 3 months each time and once 6 months for assault - pay stopped at Hulk.

William was 5’11½” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, Woman rt arm several blue marks left hand, single.

NB: Note on record states ‘Father transported to V.D. Land for Life 7 years since’ - possibly Bartholomew Ash on the York 1832.

6/11/1840: Was a Constable.


30/1/1844: Married Elizabeth Carne, aged 20, he was listed as 26*, at St Matthews, New Norfolk.
1 child: Charlotte born 1844 - Charlotte married John Wallis in 1859 in Victoria.

1845: Free Certificate.

12/2/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne per ‘City of Melbourne’.

William died in Victoria in 1872 and Elizabeth who was born in 1824 died in Victoria in 1871.

Convict Changes History

Rod Currie on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 17th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th April, 1814 (prev. 1798), occupation, crime

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