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William Freeman

William Freeman, one of 148 convicts transported on the England, 28 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Freeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Farrier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: England
Departure date: 28th April, 1826
Arrival date: 18th September, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 147 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 19 (11)
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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Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 wrote:

Bedfordshire Gaol Register, Gaol Record Detail For: William Freeman

Record ID: 3451
Commital Year: 1825
Reference Doc: BLARS QGV10/1
ID in Reference Doc: 94
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Complexion: Florid
Residence(town/village): Hemel Hempstead
Residence(county): Hertfordshire
Offence: Felony
Committed By: Rev. J. Horseman
When Committed: 25/05/1825
Trial Type: Summer Assizes 1825
Type of Gaol: Bedford County Gaol
Sentence: Transportation for Life
How Disposed: Delivered on board the Justitia at Woolwich
Discharge Date: 30/08/1825 (see https://apps.bedford.gov.uk/grd/detail.aspx?id=3451).

CRIME: Larceny from a person (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892).

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Farrier’s man.

1826: On arrival in VDL, he was 22, single, Protestant and could not read or write. His crime was listed as highway robbery. He had no previous convictions.

1834, 9 December: Ticket of Leave no.34/385 for the District of Invermein [Scone] (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869).

1841, 1 October: Conditional Pardon no.42/282 (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1826).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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