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William Francis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Somerset Quarter Session
27th August, 1836
22nd December, 1836
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 303 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188)
||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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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 5’2¼” 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:
GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 262.
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,
J. E. BICHENO.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 5th September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime