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William Davis, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farmer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove newspapers online.
||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:
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.
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