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William Drage

William Drage, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Drage
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 141 (72)
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

Zac Coppleman on 21st October, 2012 wrote:

Worked under the employ of William Effingham Lawrence, overseen by Robert William Lawrence, Tasmania’s first Botanist, at ‘Vermont’, near Launceston.

S SKINNER on 1st June, 2014 wrote:


D Wong on 7th June, 2014 wrote:

William Drage was convicted and transported, along with Samuel Rainbird for stealing deer.

William was 25 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was 5’6” tall, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, scar under left side of cheekbone.

1830: TOL
7/7/1830: COF

No date of death or other info found.

Convict Changes History

Zac Coppleman on 21st October, 2012 made the following changes:


S SKINNER on 1st June, 2014 made the following changes:


D Wong on 7th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), occupation

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