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William Clarkson

William Clarkson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Clarkson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York, East Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 169 (86)
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

D Wong on 17th October, 2018 wrote:

William Clarkson was 17 years old on arrival - transported for ‘Stealing tobacco.

Native Place: Nottingham

William was literate, protestant, single, 5’4½” tall, sallow and freckled complexion, light sandy hair, hazel eyes, small csar on centre of lower part of forehead, mole on back of left jaw, W C and three moles on upper, and two moles on lower right arm, two moles on back of upper, and one on lower left arm.

1843: TOL Yass
26/11/1846: COF

1845: May have married Catherine Condron at Yass.
1847: Martha E

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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