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William King

William King, one of 148 convicts transported on the Midas, 07 October 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 7th October, 1826
Arrival date: 15th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 147 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 87 (45)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st December, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship: Midas - 1827
Name; William King
Age; 31 [1795]
Disease; afflicted for some days past with pain and stiffness of the ankle joints, the pain extending along the muscles to the knees…
Date; 26th Dec at sea
Discharged; He was so debilitated and emaciated that he was unable to move and continued in that state till 10 am on the 3rd of February he expired. He retained his senses till the evening of the 2nd

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Midas - 1827
Name; William King
No; 12
No details
Noted against his name; DEAD

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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