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William Buncombe

William Buncombe, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Buncombe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Somerset. Taunton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 413 (209)
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

Ann Marie Gould on 8th March, 2020 wrote:

Stole a table cloth. This was his second transportation sentence

D Wong on 9th March, 2020 wrote:

William Buncombe was listed as 60 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Taunton.

Previous convictions: for harness transported 7 yrs in 1841, served 4 yrs at bermuda.

William was literate, 5’5” tall, fresh complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark eyes, deeply pockmarked, arms hairy.

Wife: Jane, died since my conviction.
Brothers: Samuel, John, Edward.
Sisters: Betsey, Sarah, Ann - at native place:

5/9/1854: TOL
17/7/1855: CP.

Again convicted.

3/6/1858: Burglary in the dwelling of henry elliott and stealing 18 qts. ale value: 35/- his property.
Guilty.—-Sentenced to penal servitude for four years.

29/8/1867: Working as a groom, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 8th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 9th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 1795), gender: m, occupation, crime

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