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William Pimm

William Pimm, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pimm
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 13th April, 1809
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 8th March, 1875
Age: 65 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 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 499 (250)
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 6th July, 2017 wrote:

16/8/1832 Morning Post London, England:
GUILDFORD— Tuesday. William Pimm, John Hannon, and George Walker, three young men, and Elizabeth Parker, a girl of the town, were found guilty for robbing George Clark of a watch, two half sovereigns, and other property, on the Sth of July last.

John Hannon was also on board.
George Walker arrived per Asia 1833 NSW
Elizabeth Parker arrived per Diana 1833 NSW

George Clark, according his own evidence,  was threatened with fearful oaths by Pimm, to be murdered, he moved or cried out. Pimm then with a knife cut his fob from his trousers, and recured his watch. The others got his money.

Sick List of the Mangles 1833:
Folio 11: William Pimm, aged 24, convict; case number 6; sick or hurt, ulcer on the hand; put on sick list, 4 December 1832 at Sheerness. Discharged 24 December 1832.
Folio 1: William Pimm, aged 24, convict, sick or hurt, ulcerated leg; put on sick list, 4 December 1832, discharged to berth 24 December 1832.

George was 24 years old, 5’5 1/4” tall, ;ruddy complexion, sandy brown hair, blue eyes, red whiskers, scarred knuckle forefinger left hand, literate, a widower.

Occupations: Waiter/Warehouseman/Butcher.

8/8/1841: TOL Patrick Plains.
26/3/1842: TOL Passport Patrick Plains Bench
30/6/1842: TOL Passport Singleton Bench
17/10/1843: TOL Passport Singleton Bench
23/9/1846: TOL Passport Singleton Bench
1/6/1848: CP

3/9/1849: Married Margaret Branigan at St Lawrence’s, Sydney.
2 children listed:
Sarah M in 1850
William J in 1852.

8/3/1875: William died at Crown Street, Sydney, aged 65 and was buried at St. Jude’s Cemetery, Randwick, NSW.

Margaret died 20/3/1891 at Crown Street, Sydney, she was also buried in St. Jude’s Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Kerrie Pimm on 5th July, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 14 years (prev. 99 years), date of birth: 13th April, 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 6th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 8th March, 1875 (prev. 0000)

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