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William Davis

William Davis, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Basketmaker
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 15 years

Crime: Sacrilege
Convicted at: Flint Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 10th October, 1839
Arrival date: 26th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53). Tasmanian Archives - convict record.
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:

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

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