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William Hipsly, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Farmer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 337 (170)
||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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Anonymous on 8th May, 2012 wrote:
life sentense but pardoned in 1840 ?? if returned to uk
Anonymous on 26th May, 2012 wrote:
William Hipsly was 45 years old when he arrived in VDL. He had been married to Elizabeth Lide and had children. He came from Yatton.
Goal report: Broke out of goal.
Hulk report: Indifferent.
Previous convictions for housebreaking, stealing a stick of wood,, v 15d., 5 weeks. Once escaped from Ilchester goal and caught the next day.
Described as:5’10 1/2" tall, light grey hazel eyes, scar on centre forehead, long scar back of forefinger of left hand. Was last working for Johnathan Hawkes a farmer at Yatton.
1830-35: Assigned to Mr David Gibson.
5/4/1839: Misconduct in indecently exposing his person - stocks 3 hours.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 26th May, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1783-00-00 (prev. 1873-00-00)
Anonymous on 8th May, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1873-00-00, gender m