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William Fleet

William Fleet, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blenheim, 11 March 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Fleet
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Shoemaker
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: Assault
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 11th March, 1837
Arrival date: 16th July, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 9 (6). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Linc, Appropriation List (CON27/1/7) & Conduct Record (CON31-1-14)
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 11th September, 2018 wrote:

William FLEET was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 14 Dec 1835 for assaulting his wife. Stated that he had struck with a stool as she had illused his children by his first wife. Convicted before. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘Blenheim’ arriving there 16 July 1837. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.

Married man (twice).  4 children.

VDL:
Assigned to work services.
26 Aug 1841: Ticket of Leave granted.
4 Aug 1842: Drunk. Fined.
1843: Free Certificate issued, no. 25.

Supreme Court, Launceston (date not stated): Stealing a watch. Further 7 yr sentence. 15 months to be spent at Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

N.B. There was another convict named William Fleet in the Colony abt the same time.

Iris Dunne on 12th September, 2018 wrote:

Appropriation List:-
Aged 46, Trade: Shoemaker Cutout, Native Place: Orkney
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-7,188,38,L,80

Conduct Record:-
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-14,180,162,F,60

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 9 (6). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number

Iris Dunne on 12th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 9 (6). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Linc, Appropriation List (CON27/1/7) & Conduct Record (CON31-1-14) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Proje

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