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David Bilton

David Bilton, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Bilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1899
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Herts Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 145 (74)
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

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

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