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William O'neil

William O'Neil, one of 200 convicts transported on the Atlas, 27 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William O'neil
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1876
Age: 65 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 27th April, 1833
Arrival date*: 27th December, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 67 (35)
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

Karen McCormack on 20th October, 2018 wrote:

At the end of his sentence he moved to Port Phillip and became a police constable.  He settled in Keilor and married Bridget Gorman, they had a large family who married other pioneer Keilor families.

Convict Changes History

Karen McCormack on 16th September, 2013 made the following changes:

surname O'neil (prev. O'Neil), date of birth 1811, date of death 1876, gender, occupation, crime

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