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William Downes

William Downes, one of 350 convicts transported on the Neptune, 04 October 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Downes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 26 years

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: -
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 4th October, 1837
Arrival date: 18th January, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 357 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 161 (82)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd April, 2022 wrote:

1839 - Burials in Evandale - 1839
No; 14. Name; William Downes. Abode; Clarendon
When buried; 28 May
Age; 26 years
Ship’s Name; Neptune. Quality or profession. Convict

1839 - 27 May. Inquest.
Assigned; to James Cox
Drowned in a state of intoxication

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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