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William Clark

William Clark, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Clark
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th September, 1900
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Departure date: 6th September, 1844
Arrival date: 26th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 184.'Above the Falls: the People and the History of the Upper Huon', Richie Woolley, 2006
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

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

William John Isent Clark settled in Van Diemen’s Land and was married twice, once to Mary Ann or Christina Dikes and the second time to Suzanna Mary Triffitt. By this means he combined his line of descent with several other convicts who had become law abiding and respectable settlers. Suzanna was descended from James Triffitt, transported on the Matilda (Second Fleet) and Mary Higgins (transported on the Lady Julianna). He fathered several children and his descendants include an ANZAC, Edward Langley Clarke (the spelling of the surname changed with his son, Frederick Edward George Clarke, 1866-1918). William Clark’s grandson Edward married Vera Poppy Witzerman, who was descended from Rachel Hoddy (transported on the Lady Julianna) and Isaac Williams, (transported on the Matilda, Second Fleet).

Richie Woolley on 28th May, 2013 wrote:

William John Isent Clark (sometimes recorded as Clarke) was baptised at Fordingbridge in Hampshire in 1824. His first wife was Christina Dykes, who he married at Macquarie Plains in Tasmania on 30 July 1850.  Christina died at Macquarie Plains on 1 April 1862, and William married Susannah Triffitt in Hobart on 2 September 1862.  William died at Dromedary in Tasmania on 15 September 1900.  Susannah died at Dynnyrne, a Hobart suburb, on 21 June 1916.  William and Christina had six children, and William and Susannah had a family of seven.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822-00-00, date of death 1900-00-00, gender m

Richie Woolley on 28th May, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 15th September, 1900

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