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William Kitson

William Kitson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kitson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Hertford, St Albans Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 163 (83)
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 17th September, 2018 wrote:

William Kitson was 21 years old on arrival; native place: Buckinghamshire.

William was literate, protestant, single, 5’7” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, two dark moles under left eye, cross, seven stars, dagger, anchor, fish WKHK, double heart pierced with two darts inside lower right arm, JxK, heart and dart, six dots in a diamond, soldier, WxX, ancor, man and woman on lower left arm, four scars inside left wrist, scar back of left thumb.

1845: TOL Scone
16/12/1845: TOL Passport; on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Crown Lands Clarence River.
5/11/1847: TOL Passport; on the recommendation of Grafton Bench.

Possible Death: died 1862, aged 42 at Grafton, NSW after having been in a fight.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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