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William (the Elder) Parker

William Parker (The elder), one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William (the Elder) Parker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 38 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
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 333 (168)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2022 wrote:

1827 - Trial; 30 August 1827. Gloucester. Offence; Stealing a quality of Brass and Iron. Tried with cousin William Parker Jnr. Age; 19 years

1827 - 10 September 1827. Received on the prison hulk; Justitia, mooed at Woolwich. Aged; 23 years.

Indent no; 490. Trade; Cloth Dresser. Age; 234 years  

1828 - Australia Convict Transport Registers.
Trial; 30 August 1827
Noted against name; DIED - 8 October 1842

1837 - 21 April. Colonial Sentence. Sentence; Life. Offence; Forging and Uttering

1842 - 8 October 1842. Died

1842 - 12 October. Buried in the Parish of St. John’s Launceston.
Abode; Launceston Hospital. Aged 40 years **

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2022 made the following changes:

firstname: William (the Elder) (prev. William (The elder)), date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1842 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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