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William Jennings

William Jennings, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 12 July 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jennings
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 14 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lady Nugent
Departure date: 12th July, 1836
Arrival date: 12th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 286 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 310
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 5th June, 2015 wrote:

William Jennings was born in Chatham, he was 22 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing a piece of Canvas, prosecutor Mr. Cotton Maidstone.

Previous convictions for a sack 5 months, once 14 days for Rope, once 3 Weeks for breaking Windows.

William was 5’8 ¼” tall, dark brown hair, 2 Women R J inside left arm Anchor & Cable inside rt arm.

William was married, with 1 Child, Wife Rosanna at Native place Chatham.

1/1/1844: TOL
2/7?/1845: Recommended for a CP
6/10/1846: CP approved.

Convict Changes History

Michael Jennings on 5th June, 2015 made the following changes:


D Wong on 5th June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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