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William Davis

William Davis, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farmer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove newspapers online.
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:

N.B. There are two persons named “William DAVIS” on this voyage of the ‘Lord Lyndoch’ 1840. There were several other persons of this name in the Colony at the same time.

William DAVIS (Identifier 2) was convictd at Bucks, England on 30 June 1840 for highway robbery in stealing from the person. Gaol Report: “not known before”. 15 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Lord Lyndoch’ arriving there 5 Feb 1851. Ship surgeon’s report: “general conduct very good”.

Aged 21 yrs; single man; Ploughman/farmer’s labourer; Protestant; can read & write; 5’4” height; fair complexion; lt brown; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Oxford, England.
Brother: Thomas
Sisters: Jane & Mary

Colony of VDL:
2 yr Probation Period.
Station Gang: Brown’s River
Extensive record of misconduct and punishments.
7 Dec 1850: Ticket of Leave granted
20 June 1855: Certificate of Freedom issued.

Further offence in the Colony:
23 Aug 1883: Larceny. 12 mths imprisonment. (ref. Conduct record and newspaper reports)

Convict Changes History

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 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove newspapers online. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piec

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