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William Cripps, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 468. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-49,268,99,F,60.
||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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Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2018 wrote:
William CRIPPS was charged and convicted at Lewes, Sussex, England on 7 Dec 1842 for stealing boots and shoes. 10 year Transportation Sentence. Previously convicted for embezzlement - 5 mths in prison. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Anson’ arriving 4 Feb 1844.
Aged 23 yrs; single man; 5’5” height; baker (perfect)/cook (perfect); fresh complexion; dk brown hair; light brown eyes; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place of birth: King William Street, London.
Family: Mother - Fanny; Brothers - Thomas, Frederick, Edward & Richard; Sisters - Fanny (in America) and Emma. (ref. Convict Indent record)
18 mths Probation Period.
1st Station Gang: Rocky Hills - assigned to the cook house.
1846: at Hobart
1846: charged with making away with bread and flour, entrusted to him as a baker. 3 mths hard labour.
28 May 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
13 Dec 1852: Free Certificate issued.
William CRIPPS married Eliza BURCHETT (emigrated free to Tasmania per the ‘Chatham’) 15 Dec 1856 at Hobart. (ref. 37/1/15 no. 263)
After he was freed, William Cripps (Snr.) started a family and continued his passion for baking through running his own business, Suttons Bakery, in Sandy Bay.
As was customary of the time, William’s sons worked in the family bakery and when they turned of age, followed in their father’s footsteps to begin their own bakery initiatives.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 468. Tasmanian Archives - convict record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-49,268,99,F,60. (prev. Australian Joi