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William Foster

William Foster, one of 200 convicts transported on the Albion, 17 May 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Petty larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Session of Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 17th May, 1823
Arrival date: 21st October, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 53 (28)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd June, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of St John, Launceston in the County of Cornwall, Port Dalmymple in the Year 1828
No; 158
Name; William Foster
Abode; Banks of the Tamax
When buried; 1 Aug 1828
Age; No details
Ship’s Name; Albion
Quality or profession. Assigned servant to Mr Coulston. Harbour Master
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; James Norman, Chaplin.
Remarks; Willful Murder by one or more of the Black Native People

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 wrote:

1822 - Conduct record. CON31-1-13.
Indent; 224
Trial; 9 Sept 1822.
Transported for Petty Larceny [Stealing a Handkerchief from the person]
Father & Mother; at Kings head, Court Shoe Lane.
Porter to Williamson, last lived with him

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 made the following changes:


Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th March, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000)

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