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William Micklewright

William Micklewright, one of 259 convicts transported on the Duncan, 10 December 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Micklewright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Warwick, Birmingham Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duncan
Departure date: 10th December, 1840
Arrival date: 18th April, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 270
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

Leonie Dolley on 7th May, 2013 wrote:

William was transported for stealing shoes. His trade was a wire drawer (don’t know what that is).His record reads like he was too ill to work but they still kept on punishing him. He died at Coal Mines (dose not say which one) 25\8\1842.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 7th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1806, date of death 1842, gender, crime

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