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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 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 469 (216). 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 to VDL.
William DAVIS (identifier 3) was convicted at Warwick, Birmingham on 19 May 1843 for receiving stolen goods. Gaol Report: “character bad, convicted before”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Anson’ arriving there 4 Feb 1844.
Aged 18 yrs, a shoemaker; single man; 5’2 1/2”; fair complexion; dk brown hair; lt brown eyes; Protestant.
Native place of birth: Christchurch, London
Mother: Mary, at Birmingham
Brothers: Charles & Thomas
Colony of VDL:
18 mths Probation Period
Station Gang: Jericho, VDL.
1845: at Darlington.
28 May 1850: 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 469 (216). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Num