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William Major

William Major, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blenheim, 11 March 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Major
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Groom/cart boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon. Exeter Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 11th March, 1837
Arrival date: 16th July, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Libraries HO10/51. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 3 (3)
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

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2020 wrote:

Conduct Record:
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-31$init=CON31-1-31p125

1841 Prisoner Barracks Hobart

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2020 wrote:

Book - Parliamentary Papers, Volume 42, page 124 by Great Britain Parliament House of Commons: No. 1525, Major, William aged 29, Coachman and groom, understands training horses, Tried Devon, Native Place Devonport
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=G2ESAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA123&lpg=RA3-PA123&dq=william+major+convict+blenheim&source=bl&ots=3sIrwv58lj&sig=ACfU3U1SuRUO0kkh2RiaYmZv_hySkttqZg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiv97PCidvpAhXSX3wKHUM2DfwQ6AEwA3oECBYQAQ#v=onepage&q=william major convict blenheim&f=false

Convict Changes History

lee major on 27th May, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Tasmanian Libraries HO10/51. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 3 (3) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 3 (3))

Iris Dunne on 30th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000)

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