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William Pass

William Pass, one of 170 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 24 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pass
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Bigamy
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 24th November, 1828
Arrival date: 20th April, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 537 (270). Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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

Nell Murphy on 23rd January, 2017 wrote:

William PASS (recorded as “PAFS” was convicted at Stafford, England on 13 March 1828 for Bigamy. Previous offence for stealing meat. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Georgiana’ arriving 1829.

Wife Ann and 1 child at Burslem, nr Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Stated he had worked for James Dean of Burslem and drove a team. Aged 22yrs. 5’6”.

Stationed at Prison Barracks.
Some records of minor misconduct. Last notation 1833.
1835: Conditional Pardon approved.

A William Pass married Mary Milliner in 1835 at Longford, VDL. He was recorded as “free” but this can also mean “free by servitude”. (The other convicts named William Pass came to the Colony in latter years, so may have been this man.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 23rd January, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 537 (270). Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number

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