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William Gordon

William Gordon, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gordon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 13th June, 1843
Age: 20 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Monmouth, Usk General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 10th August, 1842
Arrival date: 28th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 390 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 185 (94). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Leonie Dolley on 4th June, 2013 wrote:

William died on Maria Island “when a loaded truck passed over his body”.

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2016 wrote:

William GORDON was convicted at Monmouth on 3 Jan 1842 for stealing wearing apparel. 14yr transportation sent - to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Moffatt’ arriving 28 Dec 1842.
Gaol Report: bad connection
Hulk Report: good
Ship surgeon’s report: very bad

Aged 19yrs; single; tailor; 5’1 3/4”.
Native place - Liverpool, England.

3yr Probation Period - Maria Island (off the east coast of Tasmania).

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 4th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823, date of death 1843, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 185 (94). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 185 (

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th June, 1843 (prev. 1843)

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