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William Evans

William Evans, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 168
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 25th October, 2018 wrote:

William Evans was 20 years old on arrival : Native Place: Birmingham.

William was literate, protestant, single, 5’3” tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, dark chestnut eyes, nose thick and a little cocked, two small moles back of left cheek, mark of a severe burn on right jaw and neck, similar mark on stomach and inside lower right arm.

12/8/1848: COF

13/7/1853: William Evans, for stealing boots : Scone bench.

27/7/1853 Maitland Mercury, NSW:
Stealing Boots.
William Evans was indicted for stealing two pairs of boots, the property of Joseph Hathrow, at Scone, on the 7th May, 1853.
The prisoner pleaded guilty.  He wa sentenced to two years on the roads.

1854: TOL Goulburn

1857: Tried and convicted at Bathurst for shoplifting.

13/3/1860: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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