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William Davis, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 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.
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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