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William Brown

William Brown, one of 290 convicts transported on the Exmouth, 03 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Brown
Aliases: Stockton (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th October, 1853
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York North Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Exmouth
Departure date: 3rd March, 1831
Arrival date: 28th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 35 (20). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-71,109,69,L,80.
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2013 wrote:

William Brown(alias Stockton) was convicted at York, north Riding on 18/10/1830. 14yr sentence. Transported to New South Wales on the ‘Exmouth’ arriving 28/07/1831.

William was further charged at Bathurst, NSW 25/11/1839, for house robbery. He was an absconder and broke into house stealing money and other goods. Life Sentence.
Arrived Norfolk Island 01/03/1840.

Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Lady Franklin’ arriving 26/11/1845.

Protestant; can read & write; farm labourer; 5’11”; 35yrs; fresh complexion; black hair; Hazel eyes; single man. Native Place - Richmond.

Station Gang - Lymington 1 yr. Emerged 24/05/1846.
Some offences of misconduct.

Ticket of Leave 19/08/1851.

24/08/1853: Launceston, Tasmania, Supreme Court: Stabbing, with intent to murder. Guilty. To be hanged.

Executed, Launceston, 25/10/1853.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1 Stockton (alias) (prev. Stockton (Alias)), date of birth 1810, date of death 25th October, 1853, gender, occupation

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