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William Griffiths, one of 270 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 01 October 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 216. 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 29th August, 2016 wrote:
n.b. There are 3 William Griffith on this ship. This William is identifier 3.
William Griffith was convicted a Monmouth on 31 July 1841 for housebreaking and stealing a silk handkerchief. (man named Waters also charged with offence and transported) 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Duchess of Northumberland’ arriving 18 Jan 1843.
Aged 30yrs; labourer; 5’8 1/2”; single; Protestant; can read.
Native place: Glamorgan, Sth Wales
2yrs Probation Period in Colony.
1843: at Deloraine. Misconduct.
28 July 1846: Ticket of Leave granted.
21 Dec 1847: at Launceston. Absent without leave.
8 Aug 1848: Certificate of Freedom
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 29th August, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 216. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 216), date