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William Cripps

William Cripps, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cripps
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th October, 1810
Occupation: Top sawyer perfect
Date of Death: 14th July, 1879
Age: 68 years

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: Stealing sheep skins
Convicted at: Bucks Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224)
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 3rd May, 2016 wrote:

William was 5’9 1/4” tall, fresh complexion, Brown hair, hazel eyes, brown mole on left arm, face freckled.

William was married - wife Eliza and 1 child, a son, Adam Cripps, born 1831, at native place, Waddesdon, Bucks.

1835: Public Works
3/2/1843: TOL
22/7/1845: Recommended for a CP
12/6/1846: CP approved.

10/5/1859: Married Elizabeth Pace at Kingston, Tasmania - they had 12 children.

14/7/1879: William died of general Debilites.  He was listed as a Farmer, also listed as 60 years of age. Informant was his son William Cripps of Peppermint Bay.

Convict Changes History

Robert W Brown on 29th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 7th October, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 3rd May, 2016 made the following changes:


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