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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*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 212. 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 the sailing of the ‘Duchess of Northumberland’.
William Griffith was convicted at Gloucester on 10 Jan 1840 for stealing. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Duchess of Northumberland’ arriving Jan 1843.
Aged 23yrs; single; Protestant; can read & write; labourer; 5’4”; fair complexion; light hair; grey eyes.
Native Place: Tewkesbury
Sisters: Elizabeth, Ann, Jane & Sarah
2 years Probation Period in Colony.
11 July 1847: 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 212. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 212), date