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William Gent

William Gent, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gent
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Soldier/groom
Date of Death: 3rd November, 1840
Age: 21 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Derby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 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

D Wong on 28th October, 2018 wrote:

William Gent was 21 years old on arrival : native place: Leicestershire.

William was literate, Methodist single, 5’8” tall, ruddy complexion, light sandy brown hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, nose inclining a little to the right side, pheasant inside lower right arm, wart back of left hand, large scar on cap of left knee.

3/11/1840: Convict Death Register: William Gent, aged 21, died at the Sydney Hospital.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd November, 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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