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William Davis

William Davis, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Gardener
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 291 (148). 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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Nell Murphy on 27th September, 2018 wrote:

William DAVIS was convicted at Middlesex, London on   for stealing. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Sir Charles Forbes’ 1830.

Aged 22 yrs; gardener; 5’7 1/2” height; dark complexion; dk brown hair; dk Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Hackney, London.

Colony of VDL:
assigned work.
Several records of misconduct and punishments, including being sent to Port Arthur Penal settlement.
1834: at Oatlands, Bridgewater.
7 April 1834: Ticket of Leave granted, but later revoked.
1838: Forge and utter bank notes
1838: at Port Arthur
1844: at Oatlands

14 Oct 1851: Application for permission to marry - Mary Ann BRODIE (St. Vincent) to William DAVIS (Sir Charles Forbes). Approved.

10 Nov 1851: Married Mary Ann BRODIE at St. George’s Church Hobart. Mary Ann aged 22 yrs, William aged 39 yrs, gardener. (ref. noted on her Conduct Record & 37/1/10 no. 336)

Nell Murphy on 27th September, 2018 wrote:

17 Oct 1855: Birth of female child DAVIS, at Hobart. Mother - Mary Ann BRODIE.  Father - William DAVIS, gardener. (ref. 33/1/6 no. 624)

DEATH OF WIFE:
17 March 1860 - Mary Ann DAVIS, born England, aged 32 yrs, inflamation of the womb. Spouse - William DAVIS, gardener, Hobart. (ref. 35/1/6 no. 2032.)

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Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 291 (148). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Numbe

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