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William Jewers

William Jewers, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jewers
Aliases: Jeivers
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Malicious wounding
Convicted at: Essex Assises
Sentence term: Life
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 386
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 3rd September, 2016 wrote:

22/5/1830 The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England:
William Jewers and Francis Jewers, of Ardleigh, convicted of drunkenness, were ordered to he placed in the stocks - for the period of six hours.

11/3/1832 Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle London, England:
Assize Intelligence:
Transported for life. At the Chelmsford Assizes on Tuesday, William Jewers, aged 24; Francis Jewers, aged 18; and Stephen Jewers, aged 28, labourers, were capitally indicted for stabbing William Barker.
(No Francis or Stephen Jewers found as convicts.)

William Jewers was 25 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘Maliciously stabbing a man named ‘Barker’. 
Previous conviction for assault 3 months.

Surgeons Report: Very worthless Ill behaved

William was 5’9 1/2 tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, long scar on right thumb, single.

1833 Muster: Public Works
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. G. Burn.

16/9/1842: TOL

Maureen Withey on 5th January, 2020 wrote:

Annual Return of Convicts assigned in the Richmond District 1830
https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL584-1-1 page 1
Assigned to Geo. Burns, Roslyn, Coal River,
William Jewers, York, Assigned   16 Jan 1833, an excellent ploughman and very well behaved.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd September, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Jeivers, date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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