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William Griffiths

William Griffiths, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, July 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Griffiths
Aliases: Griffiths, Thomas (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 68 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: July, 1824
Arrival date: 27th October, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 161 (82)
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

Peter Hinds on 10th September, 2017 wrote:

James Griffiths was sent from Darlinghust Gaol on 28 October 1836 to the iron gangs of Berrima (see The Campbelltown Convicts).

Maureen Withey on 8th June, 2020 wrote:

National Archives. Ref: HO 17/9/25
1 individual petition (Edward Ducker, Sheriff of Chester) on behalf of William Griffiths, convicted at the Lancaster Summer Assizes in 1823, for highway robbery. There are 2 certificates of character one from H B Housman, surgeon of Liverpool who employed Griffiths for 3 years and another from Roger Mercer Cockerill and Edward Edmunds of Oswestry in Salop, employers of the prisoner 6 years previous and a covering letter from William Massey, magistrate, City of Chester. Grounds for clemency: previous good character as stated by all his employers, has a wife and child in great distress and this was his first offence. Initial sentence: life [transportation?]. Annotated: ‘Nil, 22 Dec 1823’. AK 25.

Date: 1823 Nov 19.

Convict Changes History

Kath Burgess on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Griffiths, Thomas (alias) (prev. Griffiths, Thomas (Alias)), date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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