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William Ashbee

William Ashbee, one of 171 convicts transported on the Malabar, 18 June 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ashbee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 18th June, 1821
Arrival date: 21st October, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 44
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 25th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1825
Absconded prisoners

William Ashbee, 114,5 ft. 7½ in. red hair, blue eyes, 27 years of age, labourer, tried in Kent, March 19, 1821, sentence 7 years, native place Schorn, in Kent, arrived in this Colony per Malabar, scar over right eye-brow, and several about the mouth, ticket of leave, last employed as overseer, road party, Blackman’s River, charged with felony, apprehended at Ross Bridge, and escaped from custody at Jericho, March 14, 1824.—£2 Reward.

D Wong on 10th May, 2020 wrote:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England
23 Mar 1821:
KENT LENT ASSIZES
William Ashbee, charged with stealing eleven quarters of wheat, at Stoke, the property of Thomas Comport.  Transported seven years.

Stated Wife and 1 child at Kitton in Kent.

4/3/1825 Hobart Town Gazette:
William Ashbee, 114,5 ft. 7½ in. red hair, blue eyes, 27 years of age, labourer, tried in Kent, March 19, 1821, sentence 7 years, native place Schorn, in Kent, arrived in this Colony per Malabar, scar over
right eye-brow, and several about the mouth, ticket of leave, last employed as overseer, road party, Blackman’s River, charged with felony, apprehended at Ross Bridge, and escaped from custody at Jericho, March 14, 1824.—£2 Reward….....advertisement ran until 17/6/1825.

Conduct Record: Empty except for:-
2/2/1846: Recommended for a CP

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 25th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 10th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), crime

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