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David Bilton, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
6th January, 1847
4th May, 1847
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 289 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 145 (74)
||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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Jillian Brewer on 10th November, 2021 wrote:
On landing in Williamstown, David Bilton was employed by Colonel Finbar as a shepherd for 12 months on wages of £20. He married Elizabeth Jukes in 1853 and they had a number of children:
- David Richard Bilton
- George Stephen Bilton
- Unnamed male
- Elizabeth Jukes Bilton
- Mary Phoebe Bilton
- Frances Sarah Bilton
- William Arthur Bilton
- James Vincent Bilton
- Charlotte Field Bilton
David and Elizabeth farmed land at Craigie near Maryborough in Victoria. Elizabeth died in 1892 and David in 1899.
Convict Changes History
Jillian Brewer on 10th November, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1899 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime