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William Gamble

William Gamble, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gamble
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd October, 1824
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Larceny, before convicted of felony
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 30th June, 1845
Arrival date: 15th October, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 321 (162)
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

Jim Gambell on 8th December, 2019 wrote:

Born Chartham Kent

Maureen Withey on 9th December, 2019 wrote:

William Gamble, 21, was indicted for stealing two shirts, value 6s., the property of Henry Neve, the younger, one other shirt, value 2s., the property of Henry Neve, the elder, and one night jacket, value 1s., the property of Elizabeth Hadlow, at Lenham. The shirts had been stolen from a hedge, at the back of prisoner’s house, where there they had been hung out to dry. The prisoner was seen to take them, and being pursued he ran into a wood, where he was taken, and where the shirts were found hidden in a rabbit hole. - The prisoner had been, in 1841, convicted of robbery, and imprisoned six weeks, and twice whipped. In 1843 he was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for another robbery. Transported ten years. 
South Eastern Gazette, 15 April 1845

D Wong on 10th December, 2019 wrote:

William was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Place of birth: near Sittingbourne, Sydenbourne, Kent.

Parents: John Gamble & Tamson.
Brothers: John, Thomas, George, Edward, Charles.
Sisters: Eliza, Ann, Tamson.

William was 5’6” tall, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes, stout made, freckled, tattoos both arms, reads and writes a little, protestant, single.

Jim Gambell on 10th December, 2019 wrote:

Convicted of stealing 3 SHIRTS in Sittingbourne Kent.

Convict Changes History

Jim Gambell on 8th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 3rd October, 1824 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 9th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 10th December, 2019 made the following changes:


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