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William Holland

William Holland, one of 240 convicts transported on the William Metcalf, 23 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Holland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Painter's boy
Date of Death: 6th May, 1860
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Metcalf
Departure date: 23rd May, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 368
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

D Wong on 24th January, 2016 wrote:

Ewan Hazell (0) at 4:11pm, 24th January 2016 wrote of William Holland:

place of birth Chandos Street and St Martin’s Lane London - Married 7 Sept 1847, in St Saviours Goulburn NSW, Catherine Martin, b. 1824 Circa, Hobart Town Tasmania, occupation Laundress, d. 25 May 1889, Goulburn NSW. William died 6 May 1860, Goulburn NSW. Location of his birth found on birth certificate of one child.
(William Holland was researched by Holland family historians.

D Wong on 24th January, 2016 wrote:

William Holland was 15 years old on arrival VDL and was transported for ‘stealing a pair of shoes’ - a previous conviction for breaking windows - 14 days.

William was single, 4’11 1/2” tall, fresh complelxion, light brown hair, blue eyes, heart and darts on left arm.  He was listed as a Labourer.

14/11/1838: TOL
20/2/1839: Was a Constable.
1841: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 6th May, 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 24th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), crime

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