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William Holmes

William Holmes, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Holmes
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 278
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

Galinda Wood on 13th November, 2013 wrote:

In the parish of Greenwich in the county of Kent in 1800, William stole 4 coats, a pair breechers, a pair of pantaloons, one pair stockings and one silver teaspoon ( total value 6 pounds and 6 shillings ) the property of John Brough. Sentenced to be hanged - transported in the ‘Earl Cornwallis’ in 1801. the 1828 NSW census states he had 13 acres - all cultivated and 1 horse at Richmond.

Convict Changes History

Galinda Wood on 13th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1774, date of death 1842, occupation, crime

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