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William Bell, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 225 (115)
||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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D Wong on 9th March, 2014 wrote:
William was 16 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for stealing 5 teaspoons, 1 coat and a cloak.
William was born in Liverpool and had 2 previctions before and was listed as a vagrant.
William was 4’10 1/2” tall, dark complexion, single, tattoos.
12/8/1845: TOL cancelled for Larceny under £5.
William’s conduct record was very bad, refusing to work, drunk, larceny, etc. Found no COF.
18/8/1851: Mary McDonald married William Bell from the Elphinstone. There was another William Bell on the Elphinstone 1837 - could not find which one it was, but include this for reference.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime