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William Broad

William Broad, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Broad
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 11th August, 1830
Arrival date: 12th December, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 460
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Trade or Calling: Tailor
Offence: Stealing Instruments
Remarks: C 34/1644. N Island.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2020 wrote:

WILLIAM BROAD, ROBERT PRENDERGAST, THOMAS DONOUGHDOO, Theft > simple larceny, 25th October 1827.
2187. WILLIAM BROAD , ROBERT PRENDERGAST and THOMAS DONOUGHDOO were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of September , 1 case of surgical-instruments, value 5s. , the goods of William Simpson .

WILLIAM SIMPSON. I am a surgeon , and live in Angel-terrace, Hammersmith . On the 28th of September I missed a case of instruments, from a little parlour at the back of my shop; the constable produced them the same day - I know nothing of the prisoners - I cannot identify these instruments, but Pearce made the case; my surgery door is generally open, and my boy not always there.

SAMUEL PEARCE . I am a cabinet-maker. I made this case to fit these instruments - I am sure this is the case I made.

WILLIAM FRIAR . I am a carpenter. I was at work at Hammersmith, between twelve and one o’clock on the 28th of September - Lovegrove called me to the back window, and I saw Broad scratching some time away; he and Donoughdoo seemed to deposit something there; he and a third person covered it over, and went away - I desired Lovegrove to go and see what it was; he went and brought this case - I took Broad and Donoughdoo that day.

CHARLES LOVEGROVE . I was at work with Friar - I am a carpenter. I saw Broad scratch the hole, and Donoughdoo put something in from a handkerchief, which he untied - Broad and Prendergast covered it over - I went to the spot, and took this box out; it was about two hundred yards from Mr. Simpson’s.

DAVID DAVIE . I am an officer, and have produced the box - I took Prendergast by information - I did know them before.

DONOUGHDOO’S Defence. I was returning from work, and Friar seized me - I had not been there that morning.

BROAD - GUILTY . Aged 11.



Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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