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William King

William King, one of 219 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, 30 November 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 1886
Age: 82 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 10 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: 30th November, 1841
Arrival date: 30th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 408
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

Don Johnston on 1st April, 2013 wrote:

Family History Contact is: petenv@optusnet.com.au

Don Johnston on 24th December, 2015 wrote:

Family Search LDS
Groom’s Name: William King
Groom’s Birth Date: 1825
Groom’s Age: 26
Bride’s Name: Bridget Mcmerney
Bride’s Birth Date: 1830
Bride’s Age: 21
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1851
Marriage Place: Avoca Tasmania, Australia
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M31046-5
Source Film Number: 1368289
Collection: Australia Marriages, 1810-1980
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#alivePlaceLoc1=Tasmania, Australia&givenName=william&p=recordResults&searchType=close&surname=king&placeId=1928759

On Thomas KING’s Death Certificate [14203, 19.11.1895] William KING is stated to be a bootmaker.

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name:William King
Death Date:07 Aug 1885
Death Place:Tasmania
Reg’ Year:1885
Reg’ Place:Longford, Tasmania
Reg’ Number:2440
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5459216&indiv=try&o_xid=012588&o_lid=012588&offerid=0:7583:0

Convict Changes History

Don Johnston on 1st April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804, date of death 1886, gender, occupation, crime

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