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William Pitt

William Pitt, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pitt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th January, 1891
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol City, Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: William Miles
Departure date: 15th March, 1828
Arrival date: 29th July, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 343 (173)
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

Elanor Pitt on 24th January, 2012 wrote:

Stealing 9 shillings and 6 pence and a silk scarf. William Pitt, whom was transported circa 1828 at the age of 19, served his 14 years sentence for stealing 9 shillings and 6 pence and a silk scarf. In 1842 on completion of his sentence William Pitt married this Elizabeth Murfet whose family was askance at her marrying a convict.

Convict Changes History

Elanor Pitt on 24th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1809-00-00, date of death 1891-01-07, gender m

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