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William Bergin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bergin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Queens County Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 24th November, 1852
Arrival date: 12th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 38 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-113,350,32,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th May, 2013 wrote:

William Bergin was convicted at Queens, Ireland on 8 Mar 1852. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12.02.1853.

Single man; blacksmith; aged 20yrs; not literate; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes; 5’4”.
Native Place: Co. Queens.

6yrs Probation. To be placed in separate treatment place.

Ticket of Leave 31 Jan 1860

Ticket of Leave revoked 26/03/1861. Restored 21/01/1862. Revoked 23/09/1862. Restored 23/02/1864.

Conditional Pardon 13/12/1864.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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