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William Henry Ellis

William Henry Ellis, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Henry Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 124
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

Robyn Everist on 24th February, 2016 wrote:

Transcription of convicts records:
gaolers report - good
hulk report - good
on ship report - good
Confessed on arrival: embezzling 6 shillings
single, protestant

1832 - 2st Aug - married Harriet Vincent, at Green Ponds, VDL (Now Kempton, Tas)
1833 - 1st June - son: Henry William Ellis (father’s occupation: Victualer)
1834 - 19 Dec - daughter: Elizabeth Ellis (Father’s occupation: Inn Keeper)
1839 - 22 Aug - son: Vincent Ellis
1842 - Census: listed 16 occupants of Inn, 1 of them a convict, plus 6 hotel guests.
1847 - 20 Oct - son (father’s occupation: Store Keeper)
1845 - 1848: records of William Henry Ellis having a licence to sell liquor at the Green Ponds Inn

Convict Changes History

Robyn Everist on 24th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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