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William Curtis

William Curtis, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Curtis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 184
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Malabar - 30 Oct 1819.
Age; 22 [1797]
Native Place; Tauton
Trade or calling; Toy maker & Carpenter
Trial; Surry - 29 Mar 1819.
Height; 5 ft. 0 in
Remarks; 49/328

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th April, 2021 wrote:

1825 - 11 Apr. Runaway. Order payable to Robert Welling for apprehension of Curtis £2.

1828 - New South Wales, Australia Census.  No; 3106. Residence; H. P. Barracks. Sydney

1835 - 28 Nov. North Parramatta, Goal Description Book.
No; 1399. Native Place; Tauton. Protestant. Trade; Carpen’. Parramatta Bench Com. Criminal Court. Sent to Sydney Goal. 14 Dec 1835.

1835 - 4 Dec. Sydney Goal Entrance & Description Book.
No; 2710. Bond. London. Catholic. Shindler. Sent to Hulk for Transport. 22 Feb 1826.

1839 - 21 Nov. Sydney Goal Entrance Book.
No; 3109. Examination to W?? Stockade 30 March 1839

1836 - New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, Entrance and Description Book
Sydney. No; 5185
Name; William Curtis. Ship; Malabar - 1819. Bond.
Native Place; London. Religion; Catholic. Trade; Shindler ??
Date; 22 Feb 1836. Sentence of DEATH RECORDED.  To 14 years. NI [Norfolk Island]

1849 - 20 Aug. Ticket of Leave. 49/328. Cancelled. 31 May 1851. Absent from District List. 51/1341

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 27th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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