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William Aust

William Aust, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Aust
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts, Devizes General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 10th August, 1842
Arrival date: 28th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 390 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 192
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 30th September, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-32$init=CON33-1-32p9
Trade, Stonemason; age 27; protestant, can read; Transported for robbery from the person, stated this offence- Highway robbery of Daniel Gardener at N.P. (native place), stealing 12 s. and knocking him down with my hand, and, once for assaulting constables - for one month. Single. Native place - Carlysham, (Corsham?) Wilts. Ticket of Leave, 29 Feb 1848, Later revoked March 1850 as he missed December muster. Cert. of Freedom, 30 Jan 1852.  Has been a soldier.

Maureen Withey on 30th September, 2019 wrote:

Convict Indent: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-17$init=CON14-1-17p160 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-17$init=CON14-1-17p161
Note below entry, that he is 3 months discharged from Regt. Surgeon’s report: Cook, useful on board; f- Father: William,M- Mother: Sarah, B-brothers, Thomas, George, Alfred, John, James, S - sisters, Sarah, Ellen, at N.P. Native place Carsham, Wilts (Corsham)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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