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William Davis, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 456. Old Bailey Court. 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 2nd October, 2018 wrote:
N.B. There are 3 persons named ‘William Davis’ on this voyage of the ‘Anson’ 1844, including 2 who were tried at the CCC, London.
William DAVIS (Identifier 2) was convicted at the CCC, London on 3 July 1843 for break and enter and receiving stolen goods. Gaol Report: “bad, convicted before”. 10 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Anson’ arriving there 4 Feb 1844.
Single man; aged 19yrs; a Type Founder, for 6 yrs; Protestant; can read & write; fair complexion; dk brown hair; dk brown eyes.
Native place of birth: Fetler (?) Lane, London.
Parents: John & Mary
Sister: Amelia (married to Wm Sweet, an Attorney)
Colony of VDL:
Probation Period 22 months.
Station Gang: Deloraine
1847: at New Norfolk
5 March 1850: Ticket of Leave granted
22 July 1852: Conditional Pardon approved.
5 July 1853: Free Certificate issued.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 2nd October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 456. Old Bailey Court. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11