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William Gordon, one of 240 convicts transported on the Forfarshire, 24 June 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 318. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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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