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William Jenkins

William Jenkins, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jenkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 8th June, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 198
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

Trudy Hardy on 26th September, 2019 wrote:

Re offended and tried at Parramatta in 1834 and transported to Norfolk Island for 15years. He gained his ticket of leave in in 1845 and sailed back to Sydney on the Lady Franklin. While on Norfolk Is he worked as personal manservant for the Foreman of Works Thomas Seller at no. 10 Quality Row Kingston Settlement. He lived above the kitchen.

D Wong on 26th September, 2019 wrote:

9/4/1827 Aris’s Birmingham Gazette Warwickshire, England:
Henry Kendall and William Jenkins for having stolen at Lea Marston, a black gelding, the property of John Keeling.

Henry Kendal arrived VDL per ‘Asia 1827’.

William Jenkins was listed as 21 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Worcester.

William was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’2¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, cut on left hand above forefinger back.

21/10/1828: Campbelltwon Gen. Sess: Highway Robbery - 3 years - Sent to Moreton Bay 24/1/1829 per ‘City of Edinborough’ then returned to Sydney on 4/7/1832.

27/3/1834: Arrived on Norfolk Island.

1845: Arrived VDL

On probation for one year at Salt Water River.

24/5/1846: Emerged from Gang.

29/12/1846: TOL
8/4/1851: CP approved.

Convict Changes History

Trudy Hardy on 26th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 26th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), occupation

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