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William Ling

William Ling, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ling
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/sower
Date of Death: 30th January, 1883
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 137 (71)
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 19th April, 2014 wrote:

William Ling was 23 years old on arrival in NSW.

Assigned to John Field, Port Stephens.

27/8/1836: TOL Maitland
30/11/1839: COF

9/5/1842: Married Anne Campbell at Maitland ~ they had 7 children. Ann Campbell born 1820-1890, Born Ireland, emigrated in 1840 per ‘Resource’, and died of old age at Millfield.

I have a death date of 30/1/1883 for William, he died of old age, district of Maitland and was buried at Ellalong C of E Cemetery, NSW

Nissa Anne Ling on 28th May, 2020 wrote:

arrested in police offices home, delivering food from the farm.

Convict Changes History

donald ling on 19th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 19th August, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 19th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Nissa Anne Ling on 28th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 1808), date of death: 30th January, 1883 (prev. 19th August, 1883)

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