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William Harrison

William Harrison, one of 184 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 28 September 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Forgeman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 28th September, 1832
Arrival date: 1st February, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 436
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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D Wong on 1st January, 2021 wrote:

Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England
21 Jul 1831
William Harrison, aged 30, was convicted of beastiality at Dudley.  The nature of this case necessarily prevents our entering into any details of it.  An attempt was made to screen the prisoner by setting up a plea of intoxication.  When sentence was about to be passed upon the wretched culprit, he pleaded earnestly for mercy…..........
Sentence of death was then passed upon him._The prisoner had rather a respectable appearance.

William Harrison was listed as 32 years old on arrival.

William was 5’8½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, reddish whiskers, hazel grey eyes.

24/3/1841: TOL

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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