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William Brown

William Brown, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Brown
Aliases: Williams, John (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Sailor
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 258
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

Tony Beale on 16th December, 2020 wrote:

From Liverpool England. Originally sent to Australia on the Norfolk 1825 then escaped on the same ship to India. Single catholic who could not read or write. 5’ 3 1/2” brown complexion dark brown hair and blue eyes. Recaptured and sent back to Australia on board the Marquis of Lansdown

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Williams, John (alias) (prev. Williams, John (Alias)), date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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