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William Davis, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53). Tasmanian Archives - convict record.
||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:
William DAVIS was convicted at Flint, Wales on 21 March 1839 for sacrilege - stealing wine and books from a church. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship “Woodbridge” 1840. Transferred on to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW). Further transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia in 1844.
Personal details recorded in 1844:
Aged 27 yrs; single man; basket maker; Protestant; can read & write; 5’4 3/4” height; fresh complexion; brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Bristol, England.
Colony of Van Diemen’s Land:
Transferred off Norfolk Island per the ‘Duke of Richmond’ to VDL March 1844.
Station Gang: Cleveland
Assigned to John MacKinnon
1845: at Launceston
16 June 1846: Ticket of Leave granted
30 Jan 1849: Conditional Pardon approved
18 April 1854: Free Certificate issued
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 HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53). Tasmanian Archives - convict record. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Numbe