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William Finn

William Finn, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 18 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Finn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1859
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 18th June, 1835
Arrival date: 27th October, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 92
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

Barbara on 18th December, 2011 wrote:

William Finn was assigned to the Van Diemen’s Land Company, Highfield House, in Stanley, North-West Tasmania in 1835. 
In 1854 he married Catherine Shanks,an orphan Irish Immigrant girl in St.Joseph’s Catholic church, Launceston, Tasmania.  They had four children, Edward, Ellen, Mary and John.  William died in Stanley in July 1859 from consumption.
Catherine re-married, had several more children and settled in Tallarook, Victoria where she died in 1900.

Convict Changes History

Barbara on 18th December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of death 1859-00-00, gender m

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