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William Brown

William Brown, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 cheese
Convicted at: Essex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 111 (57)
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

D Wong on 5th February, 2018 wrote:

6/7/1833 Birmingham Journal West Midlands, England:
Wm. Brown, 38, labourer, was conviced of stealing a quantity of bread and cheese, belonging to Christopher Courtman and other labourers, in the employ of Mr. Aldham, of Ulting Hall. - He had been three times before convicted of felony.  Seven years transportation.

William Brown was listed as 41 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born near Brantree, Essex.

Previous convictions: once for Bread 12 mos again for Horse Hair 2 mos again for Horse Hair 9 mos.

William was 5’4” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, single.

1833-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr.Josh. Chick.

13/2/1843: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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