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William Evans

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Perjury
Convicted at: Cape of Good Hope
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Glen Anderson
Departure date: 31st May, 1831
Arrival date: 1st November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian conduct Record https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-11$init=CON31-1-11p126
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Maureen Withey on 29th July, 2019 wrote:

Date of conviction for Perjury at Cape of Good Hope, 15 Feb 1831. He was single.  He attempted to abscond on two occasioned and was sentenced to the Bridgewater cahin gang for the remainder of his sentence, June 22 1832.
Executed 17th Oct 1832.

SUPREME COURT—Criminal Side.
Wednesday, September 26, 1832.
The Court opened this day for a general gaol delivery, when William Evans, was indicted for stabbing with a knife, at Bridgewater, with intent to kill him, George Skine Edwards—Verdict—Guilty.  The Tasmanian, Fri 28 Sept 1832

Hobart Town Burials

William Evans, from Gaol, Hobart Town, age 30, ship, William Glen Anderson, convict, executed for cutting and maiming. Buried 17 Oct 1832.

Maureen Withey on 29th July, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Record , Convict Indent, CON14-1-2 Image 89, gives the following information.
Age 27, Trade - Gentleman’s servant; height 5 ft 10 1/4. Tried at Cape of Good Hope 15 Feb 1831, sentence 7 yrs;Native place, Keston, nr Bromley, Kent; single, protestant; can read and write. Father, Chas. Evans, a tailor in Huntingdonshire.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian conduct Record https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-11$init=CON31-1-11p126 (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Evans, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, g

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