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William Bowdler, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 167 (85)
||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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D Wong on 6th October, 2018 wrote:
William Bowdler was 51 years old on arrival - Native Place: Salisbury.
William was transported for ‘Stealing ducks’.
William was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’3” tall, dark sallow and freckled complexion, brown hair, chestnut eyes, nose a little crooked, scar on left cheekbone, another on centre of upper lip, scar on right eyebrow, another outside right eye, scar over left ear, two scars inside middle finger of right hand, scar back of middle finger of left hand.
1846: TOL Bathurst
27/5/1848 Bathurst Advocate, NSW;
William Bowdler, who was charged with the same offence (Drunkenness) pleaded that he was sober, and it was proved that he was in such a drunken state as to be unable to walk to the watchhouse. He was sentenced to pay 10s. as a fine, or retire to the cells for twenty-four hours.
No date of death found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime