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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: 1810
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sacrilege
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 219 (111)
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’. There were also several other convicts of the name in the Colony of VDL at this time.

William DAVIS (identifier 2) was convicted at Oxford, England on 27 Feb 1840 for sacrilege at Deddington Church. Gaol Report: previously convicted for receiving stolen property. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Lord Lyndoch’ arriving there 5 Feb 1841.

Aged 31 yrs; married man - wife Maria at Wandsworth; bread & biscuit maker; 5’7 1/4” height; sallow complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Farringdon, UK.
Brothers: Charles, James & Richard
Sisters: Maria, Eleanor, Martha, Ann, Bel…
(ref. for inf is as recorded on Convict records upon arrival)

Colony of VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period
1st Station Gang: Prison Barracks, Hobart.
15 March 1841: Misconduct in making a hole in the wall of the Barracks for the purpose of escaping. To be kept at hard labour, in chains, at Port Arthur Penal Settlement and further detained under probation a further 12 mths.

April 1842: Absconded.
Noted in May 1842 that William Davis attempted to escape from Frederick Henry Bay.

31 Dec 1853: “Struck off records”. Supposed to have deserted.  (ref. Conduct record)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Nell Murphy on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation

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