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William Cunningham

William Cunningham, one of 290 convicts transported on the Asia, 05 November 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Blacksmith/farmer
Date of Death: 1891
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 5th November, 1835
Arrival date: 21st February, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 199 (102)
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

Emily on 23rd April, 2017 wrote:

William married Sarah Mooney in 1846
They had 4 kids together:
- Sarah Anne
- Benjamin
- Frederick Adolphus Alfred Foster
- William

His wife died she was 1857.
William then married Catherine Mullins.
They had 6 known children:
- John (1859-1860)
- John Henry (1861-1861)
- Harry Archibald (1862-1932)
- John Robert (1864-?)
- George Walter (1865-1939)
- Thomas Howard (1868-?)

Convict Changes History

Emily on 23rd April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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