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William Davis, one of 350 convicts transported on the Neptune, 04 October 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 164. Tasmanan Archives - convict records.
||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 29th September, 2018 wrote:
William DAVIS was convicted at Kent, England on 13 March 1837 for house breaking and stealing a necklace. Previously convicted for stealing. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Neptune’ arriving there 18 Jan 1838. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.
Colony of VDL:
assigned to Public Works.
1839: Reprimanded for feigning illness.
Idleness. 30 lashes.
7 April 1842: Ticket of Leave granted
18 Oct 1843: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 29th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 164. Tasmanan Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 164