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William Birch

William Birch, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Birch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 27th March, 1832
Age: 70 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 Life

Crime: No details
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 28
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: William Birch
Date of conviction: 25 Apr 1810
Place of Conviction: Chester
Vessel: Admiral Gambier (2)
Port of Arrival: Sydney
Date of Arrival: 29 Sep 1811
Ticket of Leave: Yes

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for William Birch. Ticket of leave butts (NRS 12202)
Ticket of leave butts, Feb 1831-Nov 1831
Trade or Calling: Laborer
Offence:  No details
Year of Birth: 1762
5 Ft. 1 inch
Fair Pale: Complexion
Hair: Flaxen.
Eyes; Grey

Written across the Ticket of Leave
” Died at the General Hospital Sydney.  Per report dated from the first to the 31 March 1832

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 17th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1762 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th March, 1832 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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