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William Bradford

William Bradford, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bradford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 119 (61)
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

Robyn Everist on 10th July, 2018 wrote:

• 1821 – Mar 31 – tried at Warwick
• Felony – stealing money
• 14 years sentence
• Gaol report – twice before
• Hulk report – good
• 1822 – Nov 4 – disorderly in convict barracks: 50 lashes and be confined in a cell 14 nights
• 1825 – April 22 – absent from his gang without leave
• 1826 – May 10 – absconding himself from his work without leave while employed by settler Mr Harte
o Mr Harte sent him to Captain Hibbert, magistrate
o 50 lashes
o 12 months on Probation on Maria Island, then to be returned to Mr Harte
• 1828 – Feb 21 – stealing 3 shirts, the property of his fellow probationer – 50 lashes
• 1828 – July 14 – theft, 25 lashes
• 1829 – April 30 - Mr Harte writes to Gov A that Bradford had not been return to him
• Gov A writes back to say that Bradford had committed 2 more felonies while on MI and is not to be released
• 1832 – Aug 28 – disobedience of service and turbulent conduct
• 1832 – Oct 22 – absent from his service without permission - not guilty
Description
5 feet 4”
Hair – dark brown
Eyes – dark grey
Age – 16 (year of birth 1808)
Trade – labourer
Home – Warwick
Trial – 31 Mar 1824
Term – 14 years
Ship – Phoenix
Native place – soldier’s child
Scar under corner of left eye
Free certificate – 24 April 1835

William Bradford – Phoenix 1822 – Maria Island 1829
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Mentioned in a book: Governor Arthur’s Convict System - p111

Convict Changes History

Robyn Everist on 10th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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