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William Broom

William Broom, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Broom
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Confectioner
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 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Devon, Exeter Gaol Delivery and Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 234
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; William Broom
Ship; Isabella
Stand Convict No; 32 - 448. Indent No; 39
Age;  23 Est birth Year; 1808
Unable to Read & Write; Single , Religion; Protestant
Native Place; Exeter
Calling; Confectioner & pastry cook
Offence; Receiving stolen gun powder
Date of Trial: 4 April 1831
Sentence; 14 years
Height; 6 ft. 0 1/4 in.
Complexion; Dark Pale
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Dark Grey
Noted against name; BROTHER; to Edward Broom 32-449 Aboard same ship

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2020 wrote:

*** Correction of Height;  5 ft. 0 1/4 in. ***

D Wong on 5th November, 2020 wrote:

11/6/1840: Tried at Bathurst QS for killing sheep - 10 years,

1840: Sent to Norfolk Island.

12/10/1845: Arrived VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’.
Described as: Literate, Pastry cook and baker, 32 years old, 5’0ΒΌ” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, lancet mark on right arm, slight scar on left cheek.

Sent to Port Cygnet for one year.

15/5/1846: Emerged from Gang.

15/9/1846: TOL
23/5/1848: TOL Revoked.

7/6/1850: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2020 made the following changes:

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

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