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William Francis

William Francis, one of 190 convicts transported on the Southworth, 21 September 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Francis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
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 fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 21st September, 1833
Arrival date: 14th January, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 223 (113)
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:

23/10/1832: South Eastern Gazette Kent, England Joseph Wells, and William Francis, 19, for having stolen seven live fowls, the property of John Dires, Penshurst, were transported for seven years.
William Francis was listed as 20 years old on arrival in VDL, he was also listed as single - He was born in Camberwell.

William was 5’6” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, eyebrows meeting.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. John Sinclair.

1839: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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