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William Eastwood, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th August, 1881
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
* Arrival date is estimated
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 398
||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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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.
1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. T. Austin
1832-33 Musters: Public Works
1835 Muster: Constable.
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