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William Honey

William Honey, one of 204 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 28 March 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Honey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th November, 1813
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 10th November, 1855
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 28th March, 1848
Arrival date: 14th July, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land from Bermuda
Passenger manifest Travelled with 204 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 283 (143)
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

Jenny Welsh on 4th February, 2014 wrote:

William Honey was born in Plympton, St Mary, he died in Marshes Flat, Victoria. He was convicted on 21 July 1842.  He was given a ticket of leave on arrival in Tasmania. He married Grace Hopper Weston on 20 Aug 1849 in Hobart, Tasmania.

David English on 22nd October, 2014 wrote:

Grace Hopper{Weston]
Grace Hopper was born inHobart Town approx1830-32
she married William Honey at St.George’s Hobart
on the 20/8/1849.William Honey,butcher,28 years;
Grace 21years.Grace and William had a son
William Honey born 4/6/1850.
    David English

Jenny Welsh on 16th March, 2015 wrote:

William Honey departed from Launceston on 17 May 1851 (presumably with his wife and son) bound for Melbourne on the Mariposa.  They headed for diggings at Mount Alexander (near Castlemaine).  Sadly William died of hepatitis on 10/11/1855 at Churches Flat (not Marshes Flat as previously advised) and was buried at Fryerstown Cemetery, although it appears there is no gravestone there.

Jenny Welsh on 25th March, 2015 wrote:

There are many cemeteries and burial grounds around Fryerstown, Victoria.  The Fryerstown Cemetery records go back to 1859, and it is not known if burials were conducted there beforehand.
It is possible that William Honey was buried in the Deadmans Gully Burial Ground near Church’s Flat, a few marked graves remain but there is no marked grave there for William Honey.
His wife Grace (Hopper/Weston) Bowden who died on 5/12/1893, was buried on 6/12/1893 aged 64 at Deniliquin Cemetery in a large grave.  Also mentioned on the headstone are: John Joseph Marshall, Clara Marshall, Grace Marshall, Florence Marshall and Hester Marshall, plus three infants children named Hood.
Jenny Welsh

Tina Dale on 2nd October, 2017 wrote:

He was first sent to Burmuda & remained there on a prison hulk. Then he choose to go to Tasmania when offered a freedom.

Convict Changes History

Jenny Welsh on 4th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th November, 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th November, 1855 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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