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William Craven

William Craven, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Craven
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th January, 1826
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 18th March, 1823
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 7 (5)
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

Robyn Everist on 27th July, 2019 wrote:


Transcription of convict record:

Gaol report: Transported for highway robbery, third conviction.

hulk report: orderly.

Confessed this offence: highway robbery and confined twice in Worcester

1824 - Jan 13 - Mr Roberts - neglect of duty, disobedience of orders, and insolence to his Master - 25 lashes

1824 - Jan 20 - Roberts - repeated insolence and disobedience of orders, returned to prisoner barracks.

1825 - April 9 - neglect of duty - 50 lashes

1825 - July 2 - prisoner barracks, absent all night, from prisoner barracks Wednesday night last: 25 lashes

1825 - July 7 - prisoner barracks - assault and beating Andrew Rhind a prisoner, confined in prisoner barracks, last night in prisoner barracks, 50 lashes and Maria Island.

1825 - Sept 4 - going into the bush and absenting himself from labor; to work in irons

1825 - Sept 19 - stealing flour, the property of the Crown, 50 lashes,

1825 - December 29 - bushranging and robbery,

1826 - Jan 7 - executed for bushranging

Convict Changes History

Robyn Everist on 27th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 7th January, 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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