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William Joseph Banes

William Joseph Banes, one of 200 convicts transported on the Manlius, 23 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Joseph Banes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd February, 1799
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th May, 1883
Age: 84 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 23rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 12th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 346
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

Rhonda Trahar on 12th February, 2019 wrote:

WILLIAM JOSEPH BANES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October, 19 spoons, value £8l.; 1 pair of sugar-tongs, value 5s.; 10 forks, value £3l.; 6 knives, value 30s.; 1 time-piece, value £2l.; 20 books, value 40s.; 2 coats, value 20s.; 1 seal, value 5s.; 1 ring. value 5s.; 1 watch, value 20s.; 1 pipe, value £5l.; 2 polished stones, value 5s., and 1 trinket, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Hyde Villiers , Esq., his master; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 29. - Transported for Fourteen Years.

The prisoner was also indicted for forging a receipt for £3l. 3s. in the name of William Jameson, but no evidence being offered he was acquitted.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Convict Changes History

Rhonda Trahar on 12th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd February, 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th May, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Iris Dunne on 12th February, 2019 made the following changes:


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