Contribute to this record
William Davis, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 344. 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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If William Davis was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
Nell Murphy on 29th September, 2018 wrote:
William DAVIS was convicted at Lincoln, England on 7 July 1838 for street robbery. Gaol Report: “bad, convicted before”. Davis denied that he had previously been convicted. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Gilmore’ 1838/39. Ship Surgeon’s report: “good”.
Single man; aged 20 (or 23) yrs; a cotton spinner; 5’7” height; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Place of birth: Nottingham, England.
Colony of VDL:
29 April 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
23 Nov 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 29th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 344. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 34