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William Crabb

William Crabb, one of 172 convicts transported on the Medway, 28 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Crabb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medway
Departure date: 28th July, 1825
Arrival date: 14th December, 1825
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 HO11/5, Page Number 292
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 19th May, 2018 wrote:

15/3/1823 Oxford Journal Oxfordshire, England:
Moses Ball, aged 13, William Beaumont, aged 15, Win. Crabb, aged 15, and Joseph Crabb, aged 13, for stealing from the person of John Singler, a silver watch, &c.

Moses Ball was on board the Medway and William Beaumont arrived per ‘Phoenix 1824’ to VDL.  No ship found for Joseph Crabb.

William Crabb was listed as being 17 years old on arrival - he was born in Bradford.

William was 4’10½” tall, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, scar on right breast, single.

1830/32: Musters: Assigned to Jr. J. A. Eddie

1833/35 Musters: TOL

27/2/1838: CP
15/6/1842: Free Pardon.

6/1/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Sea Witch’ - ship to colony: Medway.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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