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William Donovan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Donovan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 17th June, 1845
Age: 21 years

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: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2013 wrote:

Convicted at Dublin City on 19/11/1841 for stealing a handkerchief. 7yr sentence. Previous - 6mths imprisonment for stealing jewellery.

Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Isabella Watson’, arriving 03/08/1842.

Roman Catholic; not literate; servant; 5’ 7 1/4”; 18yrs of age; fair complexion; brown hair; blue eyes; single man; has some scars.
Native Place: Dublin

2yrs Probation - Lovely Banks (north of Hobart)
Some records of misconduct, neglect of duty, refusing to work and absent. 1843 recommended to be removed to Port Arthur and Slopen Island.

Died Salt Water Creek 17/06/1845. (memo to Supt. 23/06/1845)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1824, date of death 17th June, 1845, gender, occupation, crime

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