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William Davis

William Davis, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Berks. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 203 (103). Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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

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

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