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William Heron

William Heron, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Heron
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Seaman
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: Burglary
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 99 (51)
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 5th August, 2016 wrote:

William Heron first arrived in the ‘Mary’ which arrived in January 1822.  Transported for ‘Burglary’  He escaped after 6 weeks.

Then 1833 finally made his way back to England - was then transported for ‘Returning from Transportation’ and arrived per “Aurora 1833”.
Sent to Port Macquarie, NSW - stayed three for 2 years and again escaped.

September 1840 - was back in England - transported for life again and arrived in VDL per Lady Raffles 1841.

On arrival in VDL he was 37 years old, 5’4” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, reddish whiskers, grey eyes, scar on right wrist, scar under left knee and on left cheek, can read and write.

9/8/1841: Browns River Robbing in a dwelling house - Hard labour in chains for 2 years - recommended to be sent to Port Arthur.

Absconded twice - various penalties.

27/8/1848: Absconded - found on board and American ship.

29/5/1850: Absconded.

23/3/1852: TOL
12/6/1855: Conditional Pardon - he is now about 51 years old.

A few William Heron’s around at this time - found nothing further that looked to be this man.

For his full story go to ‘William Heron’ per Lady Raffles 1841.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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