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William Luxford

William Luxford, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Luxford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th April, 1809
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 307 (156)
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

Casey Luxford on 27th May, 2013 wrote:

William Luxford was transported when he was just 21 years old. He was also married to Mary Ann Holmes (born 1789, East Grinstead, Sussex, England) as well as three other women whom he met in Australia

D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 wrote:

William was assigned to the Dept. of Public Works on arrival.

1834: TOL Invermein
1837: At Invermein

14/8/1839: Married Mary Gallagher (born C1814, Mayo, Ireland) - 4 children listed on NSW BDM.

1841 Census: at Muswellbrook, NSW.

13/4/1844: Found not guilty fo stealing an order from Henry Shoulders, Maitland.

11/5/1844: Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland charged with larceny. To be sent for trial.

9/7/1844: Found guilty of ‘stealing money from a dray - sentenced to 7 years transportation.

16/9/1844: Arrived Norfolk Island.

25/1/1848: Arrived VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’ - he was then described as: Single, 39 years old, 5’8 1/2” tall, ruddy complexion, light brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, large brown birth mark on upper part of right arm, protestant, can read and write.

6/6/1848: TOL

28/5/1850: Permission to marry Mary Ann Merrett (Sea Queen).
24/6/1850: Married - he was listed as 35? an a farmer and she was 22, they married at New Norfolk.
Mary Ann died after labour on 4/12/1857, 28 years old - no outcome of the child.

15/10/1850: CP
6/9/1851: COF

5/9/1855: Tried for assaulting Feltus Rowe - Not Guilty

14/9/1862: Married Mary Anne Wayman, she was a widow aged 47 and he was a widower aged 52 and a labourer.
Mary Anne Wayman died 3/2/1890 aged 71, of Senilis at the New Town Pauper Establishment, and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, pauper’s section.

24/10/1893: William died of Senile Debility at the New Town Pauper Establishment and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, pauper’s section.

Tony Beale on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 29/12/1837 for Mary Smith 23
Name: Mary Smith From Co Mayo Ireland
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1814
Age: 23
Arrival year: 1837
Arriving Vessel: Lady Feversham
Spouse Name: William Luxford
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1809
Spouse Age: 28
Spouse Arrival Year: 1831
Spouse Vessel: Sarah and Elizabeth
Marriage Year: Abt 1837
Application Date: 29 Dec 1837
Application Place: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. Initially refused as he stated he was married on arrival but on her cert of freedom no 44/1778 dated 4/12/1844 states wife of william Luxford per ship Lady Feversham

Convict Changes History

Casey Luxford on 27th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809, date of death 1893, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 4th April, 1809 (prev. 1809), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1893), crime

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