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William Dabster

William Dabster, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dabster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Stable boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 456
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 29th March, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN FOOT, EDWARD MORRIS, WILLIAM DABSTER, Theft > simple larceny, 12th June 1843.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Guilty >
Punishment: Transportation
JOHN FOOT, EDWARD MORRIS, and WILLIAM DABSTER, were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May, 4 metal cocks, value 6s., the goods of Simon Press.

FOOT*— GUILTY . Aged 14. (**Barossa 1844**)
MORRIS*— GUILTY . Aged 14.  (**Pestonjee Bomangee 1845**)
DABSTER*— GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Seven Years.—Convict Ship.

William Dabster was 17 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was born in Newport Pagnel, Bucks.

William was 5’2 1/2” tall, fair complexion, dark brown hair, light brown eyes, could read and write, single.

Father: Thomas at native place
Brothers: William, Thomas,
Sisters: Mary, Sarah.

12/6/1850: Free Certificate.

No further mentions of William found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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