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William Bird

William Bird, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bird
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick, Birmingham Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 358
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

D Wong on 17th July, 2018 wrote:

16/4/1842 Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser Warwickshire, England:
15 years - William Bird and Mary Cavin, for violently assaulting Edward Mayner and robbing him of £1. 18s. and an apron.

Mary Cavin arrived VDL per ‘Garland Grove 1843’.

William Bird was 22 years old on arrival in VDL - he was 5’5¼” tall, sallow complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark hazel eyes, was literate, scar on front of head, arms slightly freckled, seven blue dots on left arm, 3 moles left arm, small blue mark on left thumb, scars on both shins.

Occupation: Spectacle maker.

10/11/1844: Released from 1st Stage of Probation.

22/2/1845: Was a Constable at Hobart.

5/3/1850: TOL
11/3/1851: TOL revoked for being absent from muster.
22/7/1851: TOL restored.

20/7/1852: CP approved.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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