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William East

William East, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 07 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William East
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th October, 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Hereford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 7th June, 1845
Arrival date: 16th September, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 299 (151)
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

Xarifa Cooper on 12th March, 2020 wrote:

William East stole 13 tame fowl valued at 10 shillings. He lived at canon Pion in Herefordshire and left behind a wife called Hannah. He had been sentenced to 6 months hard labour several years before when he was 11 years old for stealing a gun valued at 20 shillings.

D Wong on 13th March, 2020 wrote:

Hereford Journal Herefordshire, England
19 Mar 1845:
William East and Tracey Taylor, were charged with having stolen at Canon Pion, on the 19th of February, two tame fowls, of the value of three shillings, and other articles, the property of John Plevy and another.__The prisoners were found Guilty, and sentenced to seven years’ transportation.

Tracey Taylor was also on board, listed as Tracy Taylor.

William East was listed as 32 years old on arrival but was actually 34 (birth date 6/10/1810).

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire.

William was 5’7½” tall, could read, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark brown whiskers, blue eyes, stout made, scar on left wrist, 3rd finger left hand crippled.

Wife: Hannah
Father: John
Mother: Betsy
Brothers: John, Thomas, William.
Sisters: Mary, Betsy, Sally, Jane.

Station of Gang: Darlington.

25/3/1846: Meritorious conduct in apprehending absconder from Darlington who had built a boat in the bush and was launching it when apprehended.

16/9/1846: Emerged from Gang.

25/9/1849: TOL

15/3/1852: Free Certificate.

8/8/1852: Departed Tas. per ‘Tamar’ ex Launceston to Melbourne.

Convict Changes History

Xarifa Cooper on 12th March, 2020 made the following changes:


D Wong on 13th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 6th October, 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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