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William Mawson

William Mawson, one of 224 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsay, 22 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Mawson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th September, 1809
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 10th January, 1874
Age: 64 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing a horse
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Strathfieldsay
Departure date: 22nd July, 1831
Arrival date: 15th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 168
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

Sean Dennis on 17th November, 2014 wrote:

William Mawson was a distant relative of Mine from Yorkshire.

Sean Dennis on 17th November, 2014 wrote:

After looking through my Family tree, I have found that he was a distant relative of mine on my Great grandmothers side.

D Wong on 18th November, 2014 wrote:

William Mawson was the son of John Mawson Jnr and Margaret Craven.

William was 24 years old on arrival, on his conduct record, but according to his birth date, was about 21, 5’3 ¾” tall, fresh complexion, light grey eyes, reddish brown hair, stout made.
He was a widower with 1 child – his wife had died whilst he was in prison.

1832: Assigned to Thomas Horne Esq.
1833: Public Works
1835: Post messenger

24/12/1840: TOL
20/8?/1843: CP
29/9/1846: CP extended to Australian Colonies.

24/11/1835: Permission to marry Letitia Thorogood (arrived as a free settler with her 4 siblings and mother per “Frances Charlotte” at Hobart Town to be re-united with father.)
Also applied on 30/4/1836 and 8/12/1837.

29/3/1837: Married at St.Luke’s Church, Bothwell, Tasmania.  They had 3 children.

10/1/1874: William died at Wensleydale, Victoria, aged 64.

26/8/1894: Letitia died at Germantown

Convict Changes History

Sean Dennis on 17th November, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 19th September, 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th January, 1874 (prev. 0000)

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