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William Cavanaugh

William Cavanaugh, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cavanaugh
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 18
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

Mrs June Bridgeman on 25th March, 2012 wrote:

The evidence in the Old Bailey account of his trial for stealing a bale of cloth and being sentenced to death with a recommendation for mercy (no doubt because he was only 15) was given by William Maingay whose life we have just researched. He became a merchant in St Petersburg, still in the textile trade and later settled in Tunbridge Wells for many years, where he is buried. I have a picture of him as a young man showing how he must have looked to William Cavanaugh in the dock

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