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William Lear

William Lear, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lear
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th November, 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dromedary
Departure date: 11th September, 1819
Arrival date: 10th January, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 369 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 205 (104)
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

Bill Piper on 1st August, 2013 wrote:

William’s crimes (like those of his brother Stephen and of his mother Jane) happened only after the death of his father, John Lear, in a coal mine.
He later became a publican in Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Bill Piper on 1st August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 25th November, 1797, occupation, crime

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