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William Campion

William Campion, one of 294 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 09 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Campion
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Lincoln. Spilsby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 9th March, 1852
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 341 (173)
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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Glennis Simpkin on 29th December, 2016 wrote:

His parents were John Campion and Jane Campion nee Gulson of Baston Lincolnshire England. He had at least two older brothers, John and Emblin who emigrated to NZ in 1850s, also a younger sister Jemima. In the 1841 census 12 year old William is living with his parents and Jemima in Lobthorpe, North Witham. Lincs.In Oct 1841 his father,John, was killed in a fall from a cornstack, and the family broke up. On 26 Oct 1845
, William married Ann Winter who gave birth to their son. William Winter Campion, 15 Mar 1846.

Glennis Simpkin on 20th June, 2018 wrote:

His father was John Campion b. 1789 at Baston Lincolnshire England. His mother was Jane Gulson/Campion.He had a wife, Ann, and son, William Winter Campion back in Spalding England.His two brothers John and Emblin Campion emigrated to Canterbury NZ about 1850. He served 6 yrs 7 mths of his sentence then was pardoned in 1859. He then disappears from the record.

Convict Changes History

Glennis Simpkin on 29th December, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Glennis Simpkin on 20th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000)

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