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William Davis, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 203 (103). Tasmanian 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 7th October, 2018 wrote:
William DAVIS was convicted at Berks, England on 11 July 1826 for stealing handkerchiefs. 2 previous convictions. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Layton’ arriving 1827.
Stated he was a single man, Protestant and lasted worked for Martin, in Newbury, England.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services, Hobart district.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
1833: insubordination. Sentence extended 2 yrs.
Nov 1833: Absconded. Order to be sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement for 12 mths.
13 April 1835: Absent without leave. To be transferred to Constitution Hill Road Party.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 7th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 203 (103). Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number