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William Davis, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844
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 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 93 (48). 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 4th October, 2018 wrote:
N.B. There are two men named “William Davis” on this voyage of the ‘Barossa’ to Van Diemen’s Land 1844.
William DAVIS was convicted at Monmouth, Wales on 23 March 1844 for receiving stolen knives & forks. Previous convictions. 14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Barossa’ arriving 6 Sept 1844.
Aged 34yrs; 5’6 1/2” height; Protestant; single man; can read & write;
Native place of birth: Monmouth, Wales
Mother: Elizabeth, at native place
Brothers: James, Thomas & George
Sisters: Eliza & Emma
(ref for family details - as recorded on records upon arrival at VDL)
Colony of VDL:
2 yr Probation Period
Station Gang: Fingal
1848: at Launceston
2 Sept 1851: Ticket of Leave granted
4 May 1854: adultry. 3 mths hard labour and not to reside in Launceston.
14 March 1855: Larceny. 1 mth hard labour
14 May 1855: Assault a Constable. Fined.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Numbe