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William Gimson

William Gimson, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 15 April 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gimson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1st May, 1846
Age: 49 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 fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 15th April, 1836
Arrival date: 20th August, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 252
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 7th October, 2015 wrote:

William Gimson was 39 years old on arrival and he was transported for ‘stealing 2 fowls, 2 brushes, value 3/2, his native place was Maidstone.

William was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, brown hair and whiskers, Anchor & Ship rt. Arm Anchor between thumb & finger on same hand - lost front tooth upper Jaw-cast in Left Eye.

William was married with 2 children, wife Mary at Native place, Maidstone.

7/8/1840: TOL
22/12/1841: CP
21/3/1843: Free Certificate.

2/5/1846 Launceston Examiner:
HOBART TOWN.- A blacksmith named William Gimson was drowned in crossing the Huon River.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st May, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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