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William Plant, one of 188 convicts transported on the Asiatic, 26 May 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Cheshire, Nether Knutsford General Quarter Sessions
26th May, 1843
23rd September, 1843
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 187 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 307 (155)
||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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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
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’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”.
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