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William Fair

William Fair, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Fair
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Labourer
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Herts Special Gaol delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 115 (60). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2016 wrote:

William FAIR was convicted at Hertford on 8 Dec 1828 for stealing 3 handkerchiefs. Convicted before. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Surrey’ arriving Dec 1829.

Single man; aged 22yrs; 5’6 1/2”.
Native Place - Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.

Assignments in Colony.
Launceston 1832: Drunk & disorderly. 50 lashes.
1836: Absent without leave. To be confined in a cell, on bread & water, 1 week.

Conditional Pardon.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 115 (60). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 115 (60

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