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William Fair, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Central Criminal Court
26th May, 1843
23rd September, 1843
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 187 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 304. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2016 wrote:
William FAIR was convicted at the CCC, London on 13 June 1842 for Larceny - stealing bacon. Previous offence - for leaving Home - he had then spent 6 weeks in a House of Correction. 7yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: indifferent. Ship’s Report: good. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Asiatic’ arriving 23 Dec 1843.
Aged 14yrs; 4’9 1/4”; labourer; pale complexion; dk brown hair; dk Hazel eyes; Protestant; can read.
Native place: Chelsea, England.
Probation period of 2 yrs - at Point Puer (for juvenile offenders) near Port Arthur.
1847: at New Town Farm
1847: Collins St. Hobart
7 Sept 1847: Ticket of Leave granted.
13 June 1849: Certificate of Freedom
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 304. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 304), date