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William Box

William Box, one of 250 convicts transported on the Hyderabad [Hydrabad], 15 October 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Box
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hyderabad
Departure date: 15th October, 1844
Arrival date: 19th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island [Norfolk Island, under the jurisdiction of Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 205 (104). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 16th November, 2016 wrote:

William BOX was convicted at Wilts 13 Aug 1844 for highway robbery and wounding. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Hyderabad’ arriving 20 Sept 1845. (Previously convicted in 1840 for housebreaking - 7yr sentence of which he had served 3yrs at Millbank Prison.)

Aged 29yrs; farm labourer; 5’6 1/4”; Protestant; can read & write.
Native Place -

Stationed at Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales but administered at that time by VDL). Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on 8 April 1847 per the ‘Pestongee Bomangee’.

Assigned to work services. Several records of misconduct (bearing in mind supervision and control was very strict at this time of penal settlement - e.g. playing cards, 7 days solitary confinement).

27 Feb 1855: Ticket of Leave granted.

1855: Married Ann EVANS (transported per St. Vincent) link - http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/evans/ann/40365

20 April 1858: Conditional Pardon granted.

Nell Murphy on 16th November, 2016 wrote:

Upon arrival, stated he was not married and had never been married or father to a child.
Mother - Deborah
Brothers - James & John
Sister - Ann
Native Place - Bromham, near Devizes, Wiltshire, England.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 16th November, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 205 (104). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 205 (104)), dat

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