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William Davis

William Davis, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 35 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 15 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 184. 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 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.

DEATH:
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

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