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William Foxall

William Foxall, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Foxall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 18th June, 1836
Age: 31 years

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 14 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: William Miles
Departure date: 15th March, 1828
Arrival date: 29th July, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 351 (177)
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 18th September, 2018 wrote:

5/9/1827 Leicester Herald Leicestershire, England:
William Foxall, for assaulting (in company with John Hickson) at Birmingham, W. Dutton, and stealing from his person, a purse containing a 1/. note, &C. his property.

No ship found for John Hickson.

Sick List of the William Miles 1828:
Folio 5: William Foxall, aged 22, convict; disease or hurt, dysenteria. Put on sick list, 19 July 1828. Discharged 3 August 1828 cured.

William was listed as being 23 years old on arrival in VDL; native place: Birmingham.

Occupation: Brass Wire Drawer.

William was 5’3½” tall, brown hair, light grey eyes, fresh complexion, deep pockmark left side of nose, several scars on left side of neck close under ear, 2 small deep pockmarks on right cheek, anchor TWF on right arm, T?E on left arm.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mrs. Bromley
1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Sherwin
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. E. Cockerill.

1835 Muster: Hospital

18/6/1836: William was at the Public Works, B’Water, died in Hospital, aged 29.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th June, 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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