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William Butterworth

William Butterworth, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Butterworth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Miller
Date of Death: 7th May, 1850
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 260
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

Mandy Thomson on 14th April, 2019 wrote:

VDL Convict No:1207. Height 5’73/4” Brown Hair Light Brown eyes,Fair Complexion.Worked at Old Mill Macquarie St. Hobart for Mr. John Walker

D Wong on 14th April, 2019 wrote:

William Butterworth was listed as 24 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Peniston near Sheffield, Yorkshire.

William was married - Wife Sarah Butterworth with her father at Peniston.

1830-1833 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Downward.

14/1/1834: Downward/Neglect of duty, Reprimanded.

4/3/1834: Downward/Insolence to his Master and wilfully destroying his property - 25 lashes.

1835 Muster: Absconded 1834.

27/9/1842: CP
5/11/1844: Recommended to the Queen for a Free Pardon.
25/2/1846: Pardon approved.

7/5/1850: William Butterworth died of Consumption (TB). at Hobart.

Maureen Withey on 18th January, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/51/4 .  Medical and surgical journal of the male convict ship Mary between 8 December 1829 and ? [no date recorded] by Robert Espie, Surgeon and Superintendent. during which time the said ship was employed on a passage from England to Van Diemen’s Land.

Folio 3: William Butterworth, aged 28, Convict; disease or hurt, phlegmonous inflammata, produced by a burn. Put on sick list, 10 January, at sea. Discharged 28 January.

Convict Changes History

Mandy Thomson on 14th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th May, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 14th April, 2019 made the following changes:

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