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William Griffiths

William Griffiths, one of 270 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 01 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duchess of Northumberland
Departure date: 1st October, 1842
Arrival date: 18th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 216. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

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
Father: Edward
Mother: Molly
Brother: Edward

2yrs Probation Period in Colony.
Browns River.
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

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