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William Morris

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Shoemaker
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 10 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Worcester
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 11th June, 2016 wrote:

William Morris was convicted at Worcester for Highway Robbery, Dec 1839. 10 yr sentence.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

1843: Shoemaker; aged 20yrs; 5’3 1/2”; Protestant; single; right hand injured from a scald and scars.
Native place - Worcester.

Probation period in Colony at Hobart and districts.

Nell Murphy on 11th June, 2016 wrote:

Further offence in Colony:
6 June 1845 Hobart Supreme Court - Burglary in a dwelling house and stealing. Guilty. 10yrs Transportation sentence. Sent to Southport (south of Hobart)and later to Maria Island (south east coast of Tasmania). Further misconduct.
1 June 1847 Hobart Supreme Court - Burglary in a dwelling house with intent to steal. 15yrs Transportation sentence and to be sent to Port Arthur Penal settlement for 3 yrs.
Further misconduct and minor larceny.
Ticket of Leave granted 8 Feb 1859.
26 July 1859 Hobart Supreme Court - stealing leather and other articles. 4yrs penal servitude at Port Arthur.
Further misconduct and minor offences.

11 June 1865 Freedom.

Nell Murphy on 11th June, 2016 wrote:

Initially sent to Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight prior to transportation to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Morris, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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