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William Palmer

William Palmer, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 29 August 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 9th February, 1887
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 29th August, 1834
Arrival date: 1st January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 429 (216). State Archives NSW, Convict Indents (Series:NRS 12189; Item:[X637]; Microfiche:712) and TOL Butts 1843(Series:NRS 12202; Item:[4/4173]), 1844(Series:NRS 12204), 1846(Series:NRS 12204) and Convict Muster 1837 (HO10/34). Surrey, England, Baptisms, (Phillimore Ecclesiastical Map:11060, Ref. No. WIN/3/3). NSW BDM, Date:1887, Reg.No.9425.
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

Iris Dunne on 4th April, 2018 wrote:

Convict Indent: No.35/206, age 20, Cannot read or write, Protestant, Single, Farm labourer, Offence: Stealing money, Tried 24 March 1834, no previous convictions, height: 5 feet 3 1/2, Complexion: Dark ruddy, Hair Brown, Eyes Hazel, Remarks: Several moles left side of neck. Estimated Birth Year: 1814.

NSW Convict Muster, 1837, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813.

Ticket of Leave No.43/454 dated 3 February 1843, Prisoner No.35/206, District: Scone

Ticket of Leave Passport No.44/8 dated 11 January 1844, TOL No.43/454 - “Travel with a Team from Morpeth to Scone in the service of J. Docker Esq. for 12 months.”

Ticket of Leave Passport No.46/404 dated 4 April 1846, TOL No.43/454 - “Travel between Scone and Maitland in the service of J Bingle Esq.”

Baptism:2 July 1815 Windlesham, Surrey, England, Father: John Palmer, Mother: Jane
Marriage: 24 December 1845, Scone, NSW, to Charlotte Elizabeth Bell.
Death: 9 February 1887 Wybong Creek, Scone, NSW

Linda Lander on 24th April, 2019 wrote:

My great great grandfather. Buried in Scone n.s.w.

Convict Changes History

Linda Lander on 4th April, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 4th April, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 429 (216). State Archives NSW, Convict Indents (Series:NRS 12189; Item:[X637]; Microfiche:712) and TOL Butts 1843(Series:NRS 12202; Item:[4/4173]), 184

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