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William Ashton, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 16 March 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 7 (5)
||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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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