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William Beacham

William Beacham, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Beacham
Aliases: Birch
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maria Somes
Departure date: 22nd April, 1844
Arrival date: 30th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 62
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

D Wong on 21st November, 2013 wrote:

William Beacham was 46 years old and transported for “Stealing Pork”.  His occupation was a Labourer/Ploughman.

William was 5’2” tall, ruddy complexion, black hair, whiskers and eyes, illiterate, married with 3 children and his native place was Inshaw near Oxford.

20/8/1846: Emerged from gang.
23/1/1849: TOL

On his conduct record it states he was again convicted, but no account found.

28/1/1857: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st November, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1778, gender, occupation, crime

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