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William Darby

William Darby, one of 259 convicts transported on the Duncan, 10 December 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Darby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Duncan
Departure date: 10th December, 1840
Arrival date: 18th April, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 263 (133)
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

Jo Macdonald on 13th February, 2012 wrote:

Baptised Chesterfield Derbyshire England 25 Dec 1819 Parents William Darby & Susannah nee Wall. Trial 17 Mar 1840. Was married to Ann Swift & had 2 sons William and Reuben

Convict Changes History

Jo Macdonald on 13th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1819-00-00, gender m

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