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William Payne, one of 214 convicts transported on the Emerald Isle, 28 June 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 344
||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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Ed Wiessing on 17th June, 2015 wrote:
Was convicted in January 1843 for the December 1842 burglary of a butcher shop, where he and his brother John Payne stole more than 100lbs of mutton. His brother was also sentenced to transportation for 10 years.
D Wong on 30th June, 2018 wrote:
William Payne was listed as 27 years old on arrival - his native place was Cork County.
William was 5’6½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair and whiskers, blue eyes, literate, roman catholic, stout made, scar on left arm above elbow, scar on knuckle aof forefinger and middle finger left hand, small scar left whisker, scar over right eye.
Married, 3 children - Wife, Lavinia at Kidderminster.
Father: Richard - at Halifax
Brothers: Thomas, Richard, George, Silvester and John who was on board with William.
30/4/1845: Released from 1st Stage of Probation.
2/3/1853: Free Certificate.
10/2/1854: Possibly married Bridget Holmes (Maria 1849) at St. Andrew’s, Launceston.
11/1/1856: Death of son, John Payne, aged 2 months, from Dysentry - Bridget Payne, mother, at Charles Street, Launceston.
No date of death found for William Payne.
Convict Changes History
Ed Wiessing on 17th June, 2015 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 30th June, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 344
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