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William Collins

William Collins, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 10th July, 1796
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 33 (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

D Wong on 9th July, 2016 wrote:

Hereford Journal Herefordshire, England:
William Collins, convicted of stealing a purse and 20 guineas from Morris Elliots, was ordered transportation for seven years.

1791: Married Ann Stockwell (Lady Juliana 1789) on Norfolk Island.

10/7/1796: William Collins died at Queenborough, Norfolk Island.
Ann Stockwell died 1804 Norfolk Island.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th July, 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 9th July, 2016 made the following changes:


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