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William Brooks

William Brooks, one of 200 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 20 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Brooks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Essex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 20th May, 1829
Arrival date: 27th August, 1829
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 61 (33)
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

Dennis Nightingale on 22nd June, 2015 wrote:

167995 Brooks William - Norfolk 1829.
  1829 State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Title: Bound manuscript indents, 1788-1842; Item: [4/4014]; Microfiche: 672.
  Fellmonger age 28 from Essex. Married with 2 children. Tried 10 December 1828 and sentenced to transportation for life for stealing oyster. Assigned to James Adair at Patterson’s Plains on arrival.

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

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Height; 5 ft. 7 in
Complexion; Ruddy p.pitted
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Date of Certificate; Cond Pardon No; 49/955 Dated 1 June 1849, 38/583

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 22nd June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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