Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

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 61 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

References

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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If William Bird was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about William Bird?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

D Wong on 17th July, 2018 wrote:

16/4/1842 Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser Warwickshire, England:
TRANSPORTATION
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

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au