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William Chapman

William Chapman, one of 304 convicts transported on the Sea Park, 30 December 1853

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 22nd September, 1886
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Buckinghamshire. Aylesbury Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sea Park
Departure date: 30th December, 1853
Arrival date: 5th April, 1854
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 304 other convicts

References

Primary source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Eve McLaughlin 'Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Rica Erickson 'Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia 4Vols' convicts sent to Australia 1789-1865' https://fremantleprison.com.au/history-heritage/history/convict-database/
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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iain Frazier on 9th September, 2019 wrote:

William was born about 1820.  He may have been a relative of James (Chapman) who was tried for the same offence in the same place, travelled on the same ship.
He was a single labourer age30 5’4” dark hair gray eyes oval face dark complexion stout with a tattoo? on upper arm when convicted for sheep stealing. 
On his arrival in 1854 he received his Ticket of Leave & in 1856 or 1859 he received his Conditional Pardon.

D Wong on 9th September, 2019 wrote:

William Chapman was listed as 34 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Aylesbury.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/conwad12.htm
William was a Labourer, single, 5’4½” tall, dark hair, grey eyes, oval face, dark complexion, stout build, one tooth out upper jaw.

http://www.friendsofbattyelibrary.org.au/files/C.pdf
CHAPMAN, William, b. 1820, d. 22. 9. 1886 (Mt Eliza Depot), (expiree).
Arr. 5.4.1854 per Sea Park. Admitted to Mt Eliza Depot 5.10.1882.

22/9/1886: William Chapman died at the Mt Eliza Depot, WA.

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 wrote:

William was described as having dark hair grey eyes oval face dark complexion stout appearance, one tooth…
He was categorised as an expiree; admitted to Mt Eliza Depot in 1882 & died at Mt Eliza Depot in 1886 age66.

Convict Changes History

iain Frazier on 9th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Eve McLaughlin 'Buckinghamshire convicts sent to Australia 1789-1865' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm

D Wong on 9th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd September, 1886 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 9th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Eve McLaughlin 'Buckinghamshire convicts sent to Australia 1789-1865' https://fremantleprison.com.au/history-heritage/hi

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 made the following changes:

source: 'Convict Shipping & Description Lists Western Australia 1850-1868' Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Eve McLaughlin 'Rica Erickson 'Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914' Rica Erickson 'Bicentennial Dictionary of W

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