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William Butterworth, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||7th May, 1850
life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 260
||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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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.
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: