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William Drury

William Drury, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Drury
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes at Warwick
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 237(120)
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

Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 wrote:

List of men sent from England to Port Jackson per Prince Regent (Anderson) to Hobart Town per Castle Forbes.
William Drury,  age 18, Comb M. ?, Tried at Warwick, March 1819, Life, native of Warwick.

F. Sean Ryans on 22nd September, 2020 wrote:

William DRURY’s trade is listed as combmaker - Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899

William DRURY’s sentence con 27 Mar 1819 was originally Death but appears to have been appealed to life and transportation.  Once in Van Dieman’s land it appears that the sentence was further reduced to 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

F. Sean Ryans on 22nd September, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 22nd September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000)

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