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William Hooke Margrie

William Margrie, one of 299 convicts transported on the Marion, 27 September 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hooke Margrie
Aliases: Margree
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex, Clerkenwell Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 27th September, 1847
Arrival date: 9th January, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 220. http://members.iinet.net.au/~
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

Nola Harrison on 17th July, 2013 wrote:

My ancestor was William Margrie he was married in 1795 and another William was transport. My William had several children in 1801 , L believe they where cousins. He was married in Crewkern Somerset. But I don’t know where they were born

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th July, 2013 wrote:

The voyage of the ‘Marion’ 1847 only stopped at Van Diemens Land (Tasmana) but went on to Port Phillip, Victoria where the convicts disembarked. It contained the “Parkhurst” boys from the Isle of Wight.  William Margrie is listed but under the spelling “Margree” (ref. above iinet)

Peter Margrie on 26th July, 2013 wrote:

Convicted: Middlesex (Clerkenwell) Quarter Sessions
Date: 12/02/1845
Age: 16
Occupation: Sailor
Offence: Simple Larceny
Sentence: Transportation 7 years
Classification: Incorrigible (serial re-offender)
William Margrie was born on 20/03/1828 in Bridport, Dorset, the son of George Margrie
and his wife Martha (nee Hook)(i). A description of William Margrie’s childhood and
early life history has been preserved thanks to the Parkhurst Prison Governor’s Log 1844,
Volumes 1-5(ii), which also records details of his sentencing to transportation and his
conduct whilst an inmate of Parkhurst Prison

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th July, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1832, gender, crime

Peter Margrie on 26th July, 2013 made the following changes:

firstname William Hooke (prev. William)

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