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William Laws, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||26th October, 1820
|Date of Death:
||11th October, 1881
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Norfolk, Assizes for the City of Norwich
22nd November, 1843
3rd April, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 300 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 498
||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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Anonymous on 15th June, 2011 wrote:
My Great Great Grandfather was this William Laws. He became William Lovel after he escaped VDL early 1852 and arrived in Port Phillip. He then lived on in Victoria in a little town called Bealiba. There is doubt if he ever married his wife Mary Ann (Mayes) but they had a family of 10 children. He was a Goldminer, Wood cutter and shearer. He died in 1881 at the age of 60. For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Lovel on 29th March, 2015 wrote:
William Laws escaped VDL in abt 1851. He met Mrs Mary Ann Carmody (nee Mayes) and their 1st child also William was born near Ballarat, Vic in 1855. They had 9 more children. They lived at Bealiba Victoria for the rest of their lives. I am William Laws greatX2 Grandson. William and Mary Ann are buried at Bealiba and a commerative headstone was mounted on their grave in Nov 2014.
Convict Changes History
Peter Lovel on 29th March, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Lovel, date of birth: 26th October, 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th October, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime