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William Derbidge

William Derbidge, one of 200 convicts transported on the Hercules, 14 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Derbidge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Herts Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 14th June, 1832
Arrival date: 16th October, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 354
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

Anonymous on 1st April, 2012 wrote:

1837: Assigned for F.A.Hely, Brisbane Waters.
Dec. 1839: Assigned to Georgina Hely - absconded.
William ‘Derbridge’ came from Hertfordshire, blacksmith (complete) sallow and much pockpitted comp., dark brown and mixed with grey hair, hazel eyes, nail fo little finger of left hand split, arms hairy, from Mrs Hely, Brisbane Water since 26th December, 1839 Supposed that he will endeavour to escape from the Colony. Syd.Gaz.5/2/1841.

1845: TOL Dist: Brisbane Water.

21/7/1847: TOL cancelled - absent from district - Gosford Branch.

Karen Bolton on 1st December, 2012 wrote:

William Derbidge (or Debridge/ Durbidge/ Durbridge / Darbridge/ Darbidge/Debede/ Dowbridge etc) was born “William Durbidge” 1796 Cheshunt Hertfordshire (father William Derbidge b.1769 Wormley,Hertfordshire & mother Mary Smith).“William Debede” married Rebecca Sawyer in 1822 in Chigwell Essex.William Derbidge was the cousin of Joseph Darby [whose real name was also Derbidge-who was transported on the Portland in 1832 also for “House breaking”].William Derbidge was convicted in Hertford Winter Assizes in Nov 1831 of “stealing weaving apparatus”, and he was descibed as a “Robbing Master”.William was then held on the Cumberland hulk ship at Chatham from 18th Jan 1832.On the 14th June 1832 William was transported on the Hercules ship and arrived in Sydney Cove on the 16th Oct 1832. When he arrived he was assigned to Carter’s Barracks.Later on he was reported as absconded in the New South Wales Government Gazette on the August 5th 1842 from a Mrs Haly (or Hely) of Brisbane Water.In 1845 he was given a Ticket of Leave as long as he did not leave Brisbane Water, and this was cancelled in 1847 when he left the district.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 1st April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1791-00-00, gender m

Karen Bolton on 1st December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1796, occupation, crime

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