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William Lucas, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||11th April, 1824
|Date of Death:
||16th April, 1906
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Lancaster, Preston General Sessions
12th March, 1842
5th July, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 280 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 21 (12)
||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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Yvonne Bottomley on 22nd May, 2018 wrote:
William’s parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Lucas, living in Preston, Lancashire. He was transported for secondary offences after serving time on the Hulks. After initially being a troublesome convict he was eventually assigned to a VDL Company farm in the Circular Head district, belonging to John and Ann Poke. After a barnyard accident killed John, William married his widow after he was granted a pardon in 1850. They had four children during their marriage. He died a wealthy man on 16 April 1906 in Stanley, Tasmania, and was buried beside his wife who pre-deceased him.
Convict Changes History
Yvonne Bottomley on 22nd May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 11th April, 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th April, 1906 (prev. 0000), crime