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William Boast

William Boast, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Boast
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th July, 1822
Age: 47 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: Burglary
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 180
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 4th April, 2021 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers - Other Fleets & Ships
Name; William Boast
Ship; Arab. V D L. 3 July 1822
Trial; Norfolk Assises
Date; 23 March 1822
Sentence; Life
Noted against name; DIED; on voyage. No date

D Wong on 4th April, 2021 wrote:

Norfolk Chronicle Norfolk, England
6 Apr 1822

Win. Boast and Win. Holly, for a burglary and robbery in the house Mathew Wood, Gaywood, received sentence of death, but were afterwards reprieved.

Medical and surgical journal of the Arab
Folios 1-4: William Boast, convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas biliosum. Put on sick list, 23 July 1822 at sea. Died 3pm on 28 July 1822.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 4th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th July, 1822 (prev. 1822), crime

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