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William Francis

William Francis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Francis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
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: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188)
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 5th September, 2017 wrote:

William Francis was listed as being 18 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for ‘Stealing an iron bar.

William was born in Ditchett.  He was 5’2ΒΌ” tall, freckled complexion dark brown hair, hazel eyes, 7 stars 1/2 moon Sun Crucifixn inside rt arm, single.

20/10/1843 The Courier, Hobart:
Colonial Secretary’s Office, 19th Oct., 1843.
The Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to grant a Conditional Pardon to William Francis, per Eden, for his meritorious services in endeavouring to apprehend two armed runaway Convicts, in the District of Bothwell.
By His Excellency’s command,

24/10/1843: CP

Again convicted.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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