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William Moores

William Moores, one of 260 convicts transported on the Asia, 12 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Moores
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Blacksmith's labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny, before convicted of felony
Convicted at: Lancashire Session of the Peace
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 12th April, 1841
Arrival date: 21st August, 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 300
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

Meagan Daley on 24th September, 2016 wrote:

Convicted of Larceny on 3 Dec 1838 given 6 months imprisonment. Charged 25 May 1840 of Larceny before convicted of felony (housebreaking and stealing a watch)Sentenced to 14 years transportation to Van Diemen’s Land. Sent to the Browns River Probation Station just out of Hobart making roads. Ticket of leave granted 14 Oct 1850 Hobart. Married Mary Sheder nee Games on 24 Dec 1859 Castlemaine, Victoria. Died 26 June 1885 Numurkah, Victoria

Meagan Daley on 1st April, 2017 wrote:

Sent to Browns Rive Probation Station. Ticket of leave granted 14 Oct 1850.  Married Mary Games nee Sheder in Castlemaine on 24 Dec 1859. 2 Children to this marriage - Elizabeth 1861 and William 1864

Convict Changes History

Meagan Daley on 24th September, 2016 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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