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William Harman

William Harman, one of 160 convicts transported on the Thames, 27 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Harman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Porter
Date of Death: 14th January, 1850
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Thames
Departure date: 27th July, 1829
Arrival date: 21st November, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 130
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

Maureen Withey on 25th January, 2020 wrote:

National Archives. Reference: ADM 101/71/3 . Medical and surgical journal of His Majesty’s convict ship Thames for 17 June to 23 November 1829 by Thomas Bell, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed on a voyage to Van Dieman’s Land.

Folios 2-3: William Harman, aged 46, convict; case number 2; disease or hurt, pnemonia. Put on sick list, 9 September 1829 at sea. Discharged 30 September 1829.

D Wong on 26th January, 2020 wrote:

William Harman was indicted for embezzlement at the Old Bailey.

William was listed as 46 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Deptford, Kent.

Occupation: Porter and house servant.

William was 5’10” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, single.

1830-1835 Musters: Public Works.

1834: TOL
11/9/1835: Free certificate.

14/1/1850: William Harman died of peritonitis, aged 66, at St Marys Hospital, Hobart.
Listed as William Arnold with a note in the last column stating that it should be Harman not Arnold.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 25th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 26th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th January, 1850 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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