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William Major

William Major, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Major
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 1855
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 309 (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

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 wrote:

William Major was transported for stealing many household articles from William Robert Henry Brown. He was 48 years old.

8/10/1841: William Major, aged 51, 5’4" tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown to grey hair, hair very thin, brown eyes, scar on left side of mouth.  Absconded from Major Crummer 28th September, Newcastle.

22/10/1841: Apprehended after absconding from Major Crummer, Newcastle.

6/12/1845: TOL Newcastle.
19/12/1849: TOL cancelled.  Unable to support himself. Newcastle.

1850: TOL Newcastle.

01/01/1855: Convict Death Register: District/Parish Parramatta Lunatic Asylum, date given 1855 aged 66 years.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1790-00-00, date of death 1855-00-00, gender m

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