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William Poultney

William Poultney, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Poultney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 23rd October, 1854
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 143 (73)
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

David Windridge on 3rd February, 2012 wrote:

Died on the 28th October 1854 at Hamilton Tasmania Australia

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 wrote:

Married Charlotte Holland 1835; then Margaret Robertson in 1841:
Children Henry 1838-98; Margaret Matilda 1840-95; Mary Ann 1941-1911; Janet 1844-1915; Sarah 1847-1924 and William 1850
Occupations in VDL - carrier / overseer / farm labourer.

Convict Changes History

David Windridge on 3rd February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1795-00-00, date of death 1854-10-28, gender m

Maree DC on 27th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 23rd October, 1854 (prev. 28th October, 1854), occupation, crime

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