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William Durrant

William Durrant, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Durrant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 20th October, 1894
Age: 82 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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 267 (134)
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

Dianne Jones on 10th March, 2021 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Ploughman and farm labourer (see https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/).

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1831, 18 October: Convicted for stealing wearing apparel. He had a previous conviction for a similar offence. He was single (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-10$init=CON31-1-10p89).

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1838, 2 August: His sentence was extended by 12 months for absconding.

1841, 29 July: Granted a Ticket of Leave.

1844: Free by servitude.

1867, 18 September: William Durrant was convicted in the Hobart Supreme Court for embezzlement and sentenced to three years’ jail (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON37-1-10$init=CON37-1-10p413).

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1894, 24 October: A William Durrant, 77, born in England and a labourer, died at the Convict Depot at Launceston from senility (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-63p28j2k).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 10th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), crime

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th October, 1894 (prev. 0000)

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