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William Griffiths

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Griffiths
Aliases: William Greffiss
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier/tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Bombay General Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Salween
Departure date: 10th November, 1847
Arrival date: 1st February, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-4,450,89,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 wrote:

William Griffiths was tried and convicted at Bombay on 02/01/1847 for insubordination (striking Corp. Wilson), 22nd Regiment. 14 yr sentence.

Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Salween’ 1848.

Protestant; read & write; Hazel eyes; dk brown hair; dk sallow complexion; 27yrs of age; 5’6 1/2”; imperfect tailor.

Native Place: Limehouse

Ship Surgeon’s Report: well behaved

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang: Darlington, Maria Island (off east coast) 10mths.
41 days gained by extra work.

1848: Launceston
1852: Evandale

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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