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William Catchpole

William Catchpole, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Catchpole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 11th September, 1861
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 84
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

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - Medical Journal by Thomas Logan, Surgeon of Convict Ship Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
William Catchpole, aged 40; sick or hurt, piece of gristle lodged in the osophugus removed by probang; put on sick list, 4 August 1831. Discharged 6 August 1831 cured.

D Wong on 15th November, 2019 wrote:

William Catchpole was listed as 40 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Norwich, Norfolk.

William was illiterate, 5’7½” tall, dark brown hair, dark blue eyes, Married with 2 or 3 children.

Wife: Margaret at Deerham
Father: William Catchpole at NP
Brothers: Robert at Deerham, a farmer, Matthew at Burhampton.
Sister: Sarah.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. David Lord.
1835 Muster: Public Works.

1840: Free certificate.

11/9/1861: William Catchpole, a Farmer, aged 76, died of Pneumonia at Richmond, Tas.
Informant: Christian Herbertson, Householder. Farmer, aged 76.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 15th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th September, 1861 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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