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William Bamford

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bamford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: 1873
Age: 65 years

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 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: British Sovereign
Departure date: 16th December, 1840
Arrival date: 17th March, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 21 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

William BAMFORD was convicted at Dublin, Court Martial on 14 May 1840 for desertion from army - had been away 12 days. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘British Sovereign’ arriving 17 March 1841. Ship’s report: “well behaved and anxious to be useful”.

Aged 33yrs; a soldier/wool comber; single man.
Native Place: Burnley, Lancaster, England.

Work services in the Colony of VDL.
Ticket of Leave granted 12 Aug 1845
Free by servitude 13 May 1847
Free Certificate issued 1848

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Bamford, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Ian Bamford on 21st August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1873 (prev. 0000)

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