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William Geary

William Geary, one of 168 convicts transported on the Jupiter, 31 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Geary
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st December, 1800
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 21st November, 1866
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Derby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Jupiter
Departure date: 31st December, 1832
Arrival date: 28th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 518
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

Celia Geary on 20th March, 2014 wrote:

Info from “Derby Mercury”, 6 July 1831 re Conviction. Was released after serving full sentence June 1838. Became whaler on American ship 2 years. Emigrated to New Zealand 1840.
Drowned in Otago Harbour, Dunedin, New Zealand

Convict Changes History

Celia Geary on 20th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st December, 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st November, 1866 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Shaye Greaves on 25th September, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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