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William Gordon

William Gordon, one of 240 convicts transported on the Forfarshire, 24 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gordon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Burglary
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Forfarshire
Departure date: 24th June, 1843
Arrival date: 12th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 318. 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

Nell Murphy on 24th September, 2016 wrote:

William GORDON was convicted at the CCC, London on 4 July 1842 (together with Charles FLATT) for Burglary. 15 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report - had spent 2 mths at the House of Correction.
Hulk Report - orderly
Ship Surgeon’s Report - “shady”.
Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Forfarshire’ arriving 12 Oct 1843.

Single man; aged 19yrs; Gent’s servant; 5’3 1/2”; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place - Bloomsbury.
Mother - Sarah
Sister - Sarah
Brothers - Charles & H…..

20mths Probation Period in Colony. Sent to Cascades (south Hobart).
Several notes of misconduct and numerous assignment of work service.
Ticket of Leave granted 24 Oct 1854.
Free Certificate 2 Sept 1857

8 June 1861: Neglected to join the whaler “Nautilas” . 6mths hard labour.

Convict Changes History

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 318. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 318), date

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