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William Grantham

William Grantham, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Grantham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: York, East Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 193 (99)
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 10th July, 2016 wrote:

William Grantham was 34 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing 10 fowls’.

William was 5’8 ¼” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, lame of right leg.
Married: Wife Hannah and 2 children near Hull.

Father: Peter
Mother: Hannah

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Captain Swanstone/Swanson
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Thomson, New Norfolk.

27/9/1837: TOL – did not find CP.

5/3/1860: Admitted to the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum – described as:
A labourer – parents Peter and Hannah – married 2 children – church of England – Blind and lame.

25/8/1864: Discharged - Sailed for England on the Great Britain S.S. having had his passage order sent out from home £17 and £5 supplemented by the Committee.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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