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William Moffatt

William Moffatt, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Moffatt
Aliases: Billy Moffitt
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Printer
Date of Death: 31st July, 1874
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a case of tea
Convicted at: Lancaster (Liverpool Borough) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 112
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

Michael Rothwell on 16th August, 2015 wrote:

Listed in Australian Dictionary of National Biography, Moffitt became a succesful and wealthy printer

Convict Changes History

Michael Rothwell on 16th August, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Billy Moffitt, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st July, 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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