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William Buxton

William Buxton, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Buxton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Cotton spinner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Cheshire Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 6th April, 1841
Arrival date: 1st September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 284. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (Conduct Record pg 12, Indent pg 8)
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 wrote:

William Buxton was convicted at Chesire for Burglary - housebreaking and stealing copper. 10yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Layton’ arriving 01/09/1841.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 wrote:

Aged 29yrs; married man, 1 child (at native place); 5’3 1/2”; can read; Protestant; sallow complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; cotton spinner.
Native Place: Macclesfield.
Father: William Buxton, at native place, a cotton spinner.
Brothers: Charles, Francis & (?) John.

Assignment in the Colony.
Clear Conduct Record. Noted as quiet & good.

Ticket of Leave: 22/09/1846

Conditional Pardon: 26/09/1848.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 284. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (Conduct Record pg 12) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12,

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 284. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (Conduct Record pg 12, Indent pg 8) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Nu

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