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William Jewers, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 386
||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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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:
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.
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