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William Pearson

William Pearson, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pearson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 114
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

D Wong on 3rd May, 2017 wrote:

William Pearson was 39 years old on arrival in VDL.  Born near Warrington in Cheshire.

Previous convictions: One for poaching, tried and acquitted.

William was transported for ‘stealing a duck, dung fork and other articles’.

William was 5’8 1/2” tall, brown hair, red whiskers, grey eyes, large ears, WP left arm J on back of left arm.  He was married with 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls - wife Mary at Warrington.

Mother: Mary
Brothers: Samuel, John and Randall - all at native place.

1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. H. Harrison Esq.

1/10/1839: TOL
28/10/1841: CP
1845: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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