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William Freegrove

William Freegrove, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Freegrove
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Tailor/cutter
Date of Death: 4th February, 1844
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 212. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Indent page 33. Inquest http://digital.statelibrary.tas.gov.au:1801/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=SC195-1-13-1027
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

Leonie Dolley on 13th July, 2013 wrote:

William drowned by accident at Perth.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 wrote:

William Freegrove was convicted of Larceny - receiving stolen clothes. 14 yr sentence at the Central Criminal Court, London 16/09/1839.
Gaol Report: previous at House of Correction, but acquitted.
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good

5’4”; blue eyes; brown hair; fair complexion; dimpled chin; can read & write; tailor; Church of England religion.
Married man - wife Mary Ann Freegrove (transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Gilbert Henderson’ arriving April 1840). 3 children.
Father - George (a tailor at native place)

11/02/1841: 18 mths Probation
15/02/1841: on Probation - absent without leave. 24hrs solitary confinement.
03/03/1841: on Probation - idleness, doing insufficient work. 7 days solitary confinement.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 wrote:

Inquest into death: accidently drowned whilst bathing in the South Esk River, Perth, Tasmania.(ref. as above).

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 13th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1812, date of death 1844, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 4th February, 1844

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