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William Cripps

William Cripps, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cripps
Aliases: Major (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 25th June, 1830
Arrival date*: 25th February, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 214 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 407 (206)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 wrote:

William Cripps, convicted of stealing quantity of bacon the property John Smith at Liddington, sentenced to be transported for life. The fellow was on a former occasion, sentenced to seven years transportation,  but after serving years on board the hulks, returned, and has since been a regular thief.
Salisbury Journal, 25 Jan 1830.

The following prisoners (convicts) were removed from our County Gaol, and put on board the Leviathan Hulk, Portsmouth Harbour, on Thursday the 11th inst William Cripps, alias Major, sentenced transportation for life; Isaac Lucas, for 14 years ; Joseph Maidment, William Marshall, Simon Haskell, George Smith, Joseph Smith, William Smith, Antonio Spelzmo, Thomas Hams, James Hams, John Cox, Seager Smart, John Batchellor, Thomas Ayres, John Parnell, Thomas Willis, and John Smith, sentenced at our county sessions 7 years’ transportation each: and Thomas Lambert, found found guilty at our last city sessions of stealing a silver watch, the property of Ann Easton, and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Salisbury Journal, 15 Feb 1830.

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 wrote:

An earlier charge was reportedin 1825:
William Cripps, alias Major, charged with stealing ten fowls, the property of Robt. Withers of Upper Stratton.
Devizes Gazette, 17 Nov 1825.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Major (alias) (prev. Major (Alias)), gender: m

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