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William Gamble

William Gamble, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gamble
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 189 (96)
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 20th June, 2020 wrote:

3/1/1840 Leicester Journal Leicestershire, England:
William Gamble, 17, was charged with killing an ewe sheep on the 21st of December, the property of Richard Rowe, of Rothley.  Guilty.__The prisoner was also indicted for stealing half a dozen silver spoons, two silk handkerchiefs, and about £3 4s. 6d. the property of John Dent, of Rothley, on the 22nd of December.__15 years transportation.

William Gamble was born in Leicester town.

24/10/1848: TOL
12/8/1850: CP

5/4/1853: Passenger per ‘Vixen’ Launceston to Melbourne. Free by Servitude.

20/2/1854: Married Mary Roberts at Great Swanport, Tasmania.
William a farmservant, Mary a minor.
(Mary Ann Gamble died 23/12/1875 aged 42 at Glamorgan.
30/11/1855: Ellen
31/5/1857: Mary Ann
14/11/1859: Stephen
24/12/1862: John
21/6/1865: Lydia
17/10/1867: William
16/12/1871: Charles
22/12/1875: Male, name not recorded.
22/12/1875: Male, name not recorded.
Mary Ann Gamble died the next day.

26/12/1879: William Gamble married Emma Jones - Emma was 57 and William 51 - married at Glenmorgan.

31/12/1898: William Gamble died at Glamorgan, aged 77, of Retention of urine and collapse.  Listed as a farmer at Swansea.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd March, 1898 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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