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William Ashton

William Ashton, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ashton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1754
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Derby Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 16th January, 1816
Arrival date*: 16th September, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 245 (124)
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

Anonymous on 7th August, 2012 wrote:

William Ashton was transferred from NSW to van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Kangaroo’, arriving 1 Aug 1816.  Convict no. 1665.
His Conduct Record merely states "Killed by accident 29/5/1820".
Tasmanian Archives ref.

Anonymous on 10th August, 2012 wrote:

William was 66 years old when he died.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th May, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Paris of St David’s Hobart -
No; 399
Name; William Ashton
When Died; 30 May 1820
When Buried; 2 June 1820
Age; 66
Ship’s Name; Atlas
Remarks; Convict


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1754 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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