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William Forsyth

William Forsyth, one of 264 convicts transported on the Earl Gray, 04 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Forsyth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 4th October, 1842
Arrival date: 14th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 232 https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-35$init=CON33-1-35p82 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai24409 https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/results?qu=william&qu=forsyth#
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

D Wong on 29th April, 2019 wrote:

23/7/1842 Liverpool Mail Lancashire, England:
LIVERPOOL POLICE COURT
STEALING LEAD. William Forsyth, a boy of about eighteen years of age, was brought up, charged with having stolen two or three yards of lead piping, which had been laid down to the main conduit from a new building in Jubilee-street, Everton.  The prisoner was seen in the act of cutting the piping by a man who was on the premises to take care of them.  As soon as he perceived that he was observed he ran away, and gave the lead to another boy, who made his escape with it.  The prisoner was, however, taken and given int custody.  He had nothing to say, and was committed.

William was listed as 17 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Liverpool, Lancashire.

Previous convictions:Once for lace 1 mth; for money 1 mth; 2mths for stealing from a house.

Occupations: Carver/gilder/labourer.

William was 5’3ΒΌ” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, could read, single, protestant, large scar on right cheek, small scar on forehead, powder marks under right eye.

Mother: Mary at Brighton.
Brothers: Henry, Edward, Samuel (brother of William who arrived per John Brewer 1842).
Sisters: Mary, Elizabeth.

28/7/1846: TOL
7/8/1849: Free Certificate

2/12/1851: Steerage passenger - Launceston to Melbourne per ‘City of Melbourne’.  Free by Servitude.
Ship to colony: Earl Grey.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 232 https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-35$init=CON33-1-35p82 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai24409 https://librariestas.ent.si

D Wong on 29th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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