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William Eastwood

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Eastwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Mauritius, Port Louis General Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Patriot
Departure date: 19th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

The Patriot Convict Indentures state that William Eastwood was 21 years old.  He could read; religion Protestant; status single and a native of Blackburne (Spelling on Indentures), Lancashire.  His trade was farm labourer, groom and soldier in 35 Regiment.  He was convicted of refusing to undergo a sentence of 12 months hard labourer on bread and water at Mauritius General Court Martial on 20 September 1837 and convicted to 14 years transportation.  He had prior convictions for which he served 14 days, 20 days cells, 14 days cells and 4 other punishments.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; complexion fair ruddy and a little freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel.
Transport number: 8.  Prisoner number 38-205.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838) (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Eastwood, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1811, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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