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William Eastwood

William Eastwood, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Eastwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Printer
Date of Death: 20th August, 1881
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 25th June, 1830
Arrival date*: 25th February, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 214 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 398
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

D Wong on 6th March, 2020 wrote:

Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser Warwickshire, England
7 Nov 1829:
Robbery at the Waggon and Horses.—At the Manchester Michaelmas Sessions on Friday, Jonas Lancashire, William Roden, and William Eastwood, were convicted of stealing from the house William Lowe, in Manchester, on the 10th of September, upwards of £160. in money, and a quantity of silver spoons ; when after the examination of a number of witnesses for and against the prisoners, the Jury found them guilty, and sentenced Lancashire to transportation for life, and Roden and Eastwood to seven years.

Jonas Lancashire was also on board.
No ship found for William Roden.

William Eastwood was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Chamberhall nr. Manchester.

Occupation: Pattern Card Maker and Printer.

William was 5’5½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, married - wife and children with her father in Holborn Road, Manchester.

Father: Richard
Mother: Charlotte

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. T. Austin
1832-33 Musters: Public Works
1835 Muster: Constable.

1/11/1836: COF

8/1/1876: Admitted to the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum - Aged 71, a shepherd at Dolly’s Creek, Elaine, Victoria, a widower with 2 children, Old and Infirm.

18/1/1878: Obtained employment at Mr. Finlay’s, Lake Learmonth.  Gave notice and left.

8/2/1878: Again admitted - aged 73.

20/8/1881: William died at the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum of old age and apoplexy, he was buried at the Ballarat Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th August, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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