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William Dove

William Dove, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dove
Aliases: Dow (Alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: 1866
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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 27th June, 2012 wrote:

William Dove/alias Dow was 21 when transported for breaking a threshing machine.  His goal report said good character and connections, protestant, he was illiterate, 5’6 3/4" tall, dark hazel eyes, black hair.  His mother and father John, were at his native place along with 6 brothers, all labourers, Robert, John, Samuel, Norris, Thomas, and James.

16/8/1833: Hewitt/ Out after hours under suspicious circumstances in Liverpool. Street - Reprimanded.

3/3/1835: Hewitt/ 10 days at the tread wheel for being drunk ad furiously riding his master’s horse.  Returned to Government and sent as ploughman and groom in the interior.

1835: Assigned to Mr B Fox.

23/3/1838: Married Sarah Ann Stanhope/Stanforth, the daughter of James Stanhope and Sarah Taylor., per Jane 1833. They had 3 children.

William Dover died 26th September 1866.  He was a publican.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1866-00-00, gender m

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