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William Ashton

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ashton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey 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 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 7 (5)
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

Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2018 wrote:

William ASHTON was convicted at Surrey, England on 21 May 1838 for stealing - a looking glass from a dwelling house. Convicted twice before. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “indifferent”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Marquis of Hastings’ arriving Hobart 18 July 1839.

Single man; aged abt 25 yrs’ a shoemaker; 5’5” height.
Native place of birth: London (ref. Convict record)

Work service assignments. Some notes of misconduct.
22 March 1844: Ticket of Leave.
1845: Free Certificate issued.

1847: Married Honora DONOHOE (https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/donoghoe/honora/134975).

1851: Left Van Diemen’s Land for Melbourne, Victoria. (ref. Tasmanian Archives, departure record)  Wife also left VDL.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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