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William Jackson

William Jackson, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jackson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Store keeper
Date of Death: 20th July, 1860
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 238
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

Anonymous on 9th June, 2011 wrote:

He was born William Clark(e) and Jackson was an alias.  He moved from NSW to Van Diemens Land with his sons James and Henry, Henry being a Colonial convict from NSW to VDL.  They all settled in Hamilton, Tas and all 3 had children there.

Robin Flannery on 6th December, 2017 wrote:

His store was in Ouse, Tasmania. His son, James, built Jackson’s Emporium in Hamilton, Tasmania c.1856 (still trading 2017).

Convict Changes History

Robin Flannery on 6th December, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Robin Flannery on 6th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th July, 1860 (prev. 0000)

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