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William Davis

William Davis, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 9th May, 1844
Arrival date: 5th September, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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 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
Father: William
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

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