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William Dungworth, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farmer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 474. Tasmanian Archives, Description List (CON18-1-20, Image 207)& Conduct Record (CON31-1-10). Trove. The National Archives Kew (Ref. No.HO17-54-197).
||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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Iris Dunne on 6th November, 2018 wrote:
Description List: Aged 34, Trade: Ploughman
Conduct Record No.835, Tried: 27 August 1832, Sentence: Life, Transported for Horse Stealing, Married with 5 children, Wife Elizabeth at Hatfield On Board.
Recommended for Pardon: Colonial Times, 25 February 1845, Page 2, The Gazette
Prisoner name: William Dungeworth alias William Dungworth.
Prisoner age: 33.
Prisoner occupation: [Farmer], of Braithwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, later servant to the Reverend William Bedford, of Campbell Town, Van Diemen’s Land.
Court and date of trial: York Summer Assizes Aug 1832.
Crime: Horse-stealing; from John Thompson of Braithwell, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Initial sentence: Transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: Character good.
Petitioner(s): John Thompson, the prosecutor, undersigned by the minister and two parish officers of Braithwell with 40 other inhabitants. Second application by the above with 65 other inhabitants. 11 jurymen from the convict’s trial.
Grounds for clemency: First offence; previous good character and from a respectable family; has a wife and five children; he was destitute at the time, having lost his business; recommended to mercy by the jury at his trial; the trial judge expressed his regret that he could not pass a lesser sentence; good behaviour in Van Diemen’s Land.
Other papers: Letter from J N Hawke, the convict’s attorney, transmitting a petition to the Home Department. Letter from Lord Scarborough transmitting the 1838 petition to the Home Department.
Additional Information: He was held on board convict hulk Retribution.
emm on 7th May, 2019 wrote:
Reading the information again Elizabeth was in Hatfield, Yorkshire not on board. ‘On board’ refers to his behaviour on board the Surrey.
D Wong on 7th May, 2019 wrote:
William was married with 5 children.
He was 5’9” tall, dark complexion, Brown hair and whiskers, light hazel eyes.
25/2/1845: Recommended for a CP.
15/1/1846: CP approved.
23/6/1846 The Melbourne Argus:
June 22__Thistle, steamer, from Launceston.
6/7/1846: William DINGWORTH - Passenger from George Town to Adelaide per ‘Union’.
Convict Changes History
emm on 2nd November, 2018 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 6th November, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 474. Tasmanian Archives, Description List (CON18-1-20, Image 207)& Conduct Record (CON31-1-10). Trove. The National Archives Kew (Ref. No.HO17-54-197).