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William Asprey

William Asprey, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neva, 27 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Asprey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neva
Departure date: 27th July, 1833
Arrival date: 21st November, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 183 (93)
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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D Wong on 13th September, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
17th May 1832
Verdict Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Transportation

WILLIAM ASPREY and WILLIAM EDWARDS were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May, 4 1bs. of lard, value 3s., the goods of William Pitt.

SARAH WOOD. Mr. William Pitt keeps a butter-shop in Kingsland-road . On the 4th of May, about half-past nine o’clock in the evening, I saw the prisoners loitering about his shop - I watched, and saw Edwards take a bladder of lard; Asprey stood on the other side of the shop - they ran off together; they did not go into the shop; I gave information, and they were taken with the lard - I am quite sure of their persons. stood on the other side of the shop - they ran off together; they did not go into the shop; I gave information, and they were taken with the lard - I am quite sure of their persons.

JOHN PITT. Wood gave me information - I went out, and saw Asprey running; I took him - this lard was brought back, which is my father’s.

WILLIAM SMITH. I am an officer. I was on duty, saw Asprey running from the shop, and took him into custody.

FILDER HARRIS (Police-constable N 228). I saw Asprey and another, who I believe was Edwards, standing near the prosecutor’s shop - in a few minutes they were gone, and the lard likewise.

JOHN COLLINS (Police-constable N 241). I took Edwards with the lard a quarter of a mile from the shop.

WILLIAM PITT. I know this bladder of lard by a mark on it.

Transported for Seven Years.

William Edwards arrived VDL per ‘Isabella 1831’.

William Asprey was listed as 20 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Drover.

William was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’3” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, small scar centre of forehead, mark of bile under right jaw, another right side of neck, crucifix, two human figures, one of who kneeling on upper right arm, scar above cap of left knee, pockmark back of right foot, scar left side of nose and upper lip.

9/9/1839: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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