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William Finch

William Finch, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Finch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 123 (63)
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

Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

Suffolk Assizes.
At these Assizes, although there were only 11 prisoners on the Calendar for trial, all of them were capitally convicted, and received sentence of death ; viz. …  Wm. Finch, for a burglary in the dwelling-house of William Crissell, of Melford ;  … They were all reprieved.
Bury and Norwich Post, 29 July 1812.


On Monday last 15 male convicts were re- moved from our Gaol to be put on board the hulks at Portsmouth, viz. Henry Neale, James Clarke, John Cant, John Bareham, Joseph Bonney, Wm. Finch, Richard Sculthorpe, John Cook, Robert Wood, Wm. Brackney, Robert Malum, James Spareman, James Eggleton, Thomas Claxton, and Jacob Cook.
Bury and Norwich Post, 12 May 1813.

Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2021 wrote:

Hulk Reports HO-9-8_2 page 17/
Received fifteen prisoners from Bury St Edmunds, 11 May 1813.

William Finch, age 45,  C.R. Tried at Bury St Edmunds, 23 July 1812,  Life, Genl Hewitt.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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