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William Beaumont

William Beaumont, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Beaumont
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 27th February, 1845
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 134
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 19th May, 2018 wrote:

15/3/1823 Oxford Journal Oxfordshire, England:
Moses Ball, aged 13, William Beaumont, aged 15, Win. Crabb, aged 15, and Joseph Crabb, aged 13, for stealing from the person of John Singler, a silver watch, &c.

Moses Ball was on board the Medway and also William Crabb.  No ship found for Joseph Crabb.

William Beaumont was listed as 17 years old on arrival - he was born in Bradford. Once in custody for cutting wood out of a field - a very old offender.

William was 5’3½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, small scar on forehead, scar behing the jaw right side.

Got a brother, 10 years of age, I don’t know where he is, my sister is married to a glazier, lives at Morgan.

1830 Muster: Public Works
1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Holliday
1833 Muster: Hospital
1835 Muster: Invalided

27/2/1845: William Beaumont died.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th February, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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