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William Prizeman

William Prizeman, one of 261 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 09 August 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Prizeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1867
Age: 57 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 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 9th August, 1850
Arrival date: 14th November, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 308
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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D Wong on 25th June, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: housebreaking.
12th June 1848
Verdict Guilty > pleaded guilty
Sentence Transportation

WILLIAM PRIZEMAN, feloniously breaking and entering the duelling-house of Joseph Toms, and stealing 2 watches and 2 rings, value 9l.; his goods; to which he pleaded
GUILTY. Aged 38.— Transported for Seven Years.

William Prizeman was 38 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Southwark.

William 5’4½” tall, reads and writes a little, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, dark brown eyes, anchor WP wreath sun ½ moon 7 stars, bottle and 2 glasses and 2 pipes on left arm,  married with 5 children.
Wife Ann at native place.

Brothers: John, James
Sister: Mary.

9/3/1852: TOL
31/5/1853: CP approved
2/10/1855: CP Hobart Town.

This was from his son William Benjamin Prizeman:
18/1/1855 Sydney Morning Herald:
WILLIAM PRIZEMAN, from London, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land about four years since, and was in the employ of a gardener of Sandy LBay, Hobart Town, and left there for Port Phillip, would write to his son WILLIAM, at the Post Office, he would also hear of his brother-in-law, WILLIAM SUGDEN.

15/4/1856: William Prizeman Snr. arrived in Sydney to join his son.

1867: William Prizeman Snr. died at Murrurundi, NSW.

19/2/1862 Sydney Morning Herald:
On the 6th instant, at the Commercial Hotel, Gladstone, Port Curtis, the wife of William Prizeman, late of Murrurundi, of a daughter. (Married Isabella Sutherland at Murrurundi in 1856).
Isabella died QLD in 1899.
William Benjamin died in 1907 in QLD. (Father William Prizeman and Mother, Ann Simpson/or Sugden). They lived at Port Curtis near Gladstone, QLD.

Wife Ann died 8/9/1888 at St. Saviour’s Union Workhouse Newington, Southwark.

Convict Changes History

Roger Parker on 5th April, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 25th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1867 (prev. 0000), occupation

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