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William Lewis

William Lewis, one of 299 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 06 September 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lewis
Aliases: Parker
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Stone and marble cutter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln, Spalding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 6th September, 1845
Arrival date: 30th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 387 (195). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-74,318,166,L,80. Permission to marry. Colonial Families.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd December, 2013 wrote:

William Lewis was convicted of breaking, entering and stealing tools from a carpenter’s shop. 15 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Pestonjee Bomanjee’, arriving 30/12/1845.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: indifferent

Aged 29yrs; marble sawyer; 5’7 1/2”; ruddy complexion; dk brown hair;Hazel eyes; single man.
Native Place- Ely.

24mths Probation
Long Point

01/03/1853: Ticket of Leave

07/08/1854: Married Catharine Curry (transported per ‘Blackfriar’) Launceston (ref. 1111/1854-37)

09/06/1857: Conditional Pardon

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1826, gender, occupation, crime

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