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William Lucas

William Lucas, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Lucas
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th April, 1824
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th April, 1906
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster, Preston General Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 21 (12)
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

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

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