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William Davis

William Davis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1877
Age: 44 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Gloucester, Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts

References

Primary source: Libraries Tasmania. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 299 (152)
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

Iris Dunne on 2nd October, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record: aged 22, Single
Trade Farm Labourer, can plough
Tried 3 July 1849 for Stealing a lamb, previous offence: 4 months for a sovereign
Conditional Pardon approved 23 May 1854
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-106$init=CON33-1-106P73

Convict Changes History

Anne Holmes on 2nd October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1833 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Iris Dunne on 2nd October, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Libraries Tasmania. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 299 (152) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 299 (152)), occu

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