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William Plant

William Plant, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Plant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cheshire, Nether Knutsford General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asiatic
Departure date: 26th May, 1843
Arrival date: 23rd September, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 307 (155)
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 21st March, 2014 wrote:

William Plant was the brother of Charles Plant (Gilmore 1843 VDL) and he was transported for stealing bread and meat.

William was 16 on arrival, 4’9” tall, could read and write, protestant, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes.

All the family were silk weavers.

Census records Cheshire: In 1841 they were at
Duke Street,Prestbury,Maccesfield,Cheshire.
James Plant,55,Lab,Y
Mary Plant,45,Y
James Crinks?,25,Y,Silk Weaver
Samuel Plant,20,Y,Silk Weaver
Eliza Plant,20,Silk Winder,Y
Charles Plant,18,Silk Weaver,Y.
Charlotte Plant,16,Silk Winder
William Plant,10,Y.
Sarah Plant,7,Y.
Mary Plant,3,Y.
Charlotte Plant,35.Y.

William’s age is listed as 10 in 1841, as he was transported in 1843 that would make him about 12/13 on arrival.

Note on his conduct record says he was a “Tailor imperfect”.

1/6/1849: COF

Found no other records of him in Tasmania after 1849, he may have joined his brother in Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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