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William Luff

William Luff, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Luff
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1852
Age: 59 years

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 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Rutland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 379 (191)
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

ann white on 6th August, 2013 wrote:

married Catherine Delvyn, convict

D Wong on 8th August, 2013 wrote:

William Luff was transported for Robbing the White Hart Inn at Ketton, Rutlandshire, he had an accomplice.

16/1/1818: On list of convicts forwarded to Liverpool for distribution.

16/1/1818: Assigned to J T Campbell for use on his Shancamore Estate, Bringelly.

6/10/1825: COF

10/9/1839: Superintendant of the Henry Bingham Estate, County of Murray, Cowen.
1841 Census: At Gobarrolong, district of Murrumbidgee (near Gundagai)
1842-1845: Held depasturing licenses at Cowera on the Murrumbidgee.

14/9/1837: Married Catherine Devlyn (1816-12/7/1895) and they had 8-9 children.

255/6/1852: William Luff drowned in the flood at Gundagai in 1852.

Convict Changes History

ann white on 6th August, 2013 made the following changes:


D Wong on 8th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1793, date of death 1852, crime

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