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William Granville

William Granville, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Granville
Aliases: Glanville
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 13th October, 1902
Age: 88 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 14 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 255 (128)
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 16th March, 2013 wrote:

William John “GLANVILLE” (which he used on NSW BDM records) was his correct name.

William was 18 years old when transported for breaking into a shop and stealing knives, jewellery, and other items.

8/4/1839: TOL
13/7/1840: TOL Passport, Queanbeyan Bench, also on
20/9/1843:TOL Passport, Was employed by Joseph Ward at Airds, and was allowed to proceed to the Snowy River in the service of James Taylor.
23/3/1847: COF.

While working for Joseph Ward, he sent William to his property “Wambrook” on the Monaro.

William was 5’7 1/2” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey to blue eyes, could read and write and was protestant.

19/2/1850: Married Eliza Napthali (1831 Syd.-27/10/1875) Eliza died after haemorraging after the childbirth of stillborn twins.  They had 11 children.

13/10/1902: William died of old age at Myack near Berridale, NSW.

Both William and Eliza are buried at the Gegedzerick Cemetery, Berridale.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th March, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1814, date of death 13th October, 1902, gender, occupation, crime

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