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William Davis, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Central Criminal Court
25th April, 1840
6th August, 1840
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 275 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 184. 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 30th September, 2018 wrote:
William DAVIS was convicted at the CCC, London on 12 Aug 1839 for larceny in a dwelling house. Gaol report: “convicted before”, however denied by William. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving there 6 Aug 1840. Ship surgeon’s report: “very steady, served as schoolmaster on board”.
N.B. There are several other convicts named “William Davis” in the Colony at this time.
Aged 29yrs; single man; Protestant; house servant & groom; can read & write; 5’6” height; florid complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Colony of VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period.
Several records of misconduct.
18 Feb 1846: Died at Launceston VDL. (ref. recorded on the Conduct Record) Death Registration: Launceston district ref. 35/1/16 no. 478 - William John DAVIS, aged 31 yrs, disease of bladder, trade cook.
Convict Changes History
Leonie Dolley on 5th July, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1811, date of death 1846, gender, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 184. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 18