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William Pye, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 322. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 wrote:
William PYE was convicted at the CCC, London on 29 Feb 1836 for Highway Robbery. 14 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Henry Porcher’ arriving 15 Nov 1836. Ship surgeon’s report: “very good”.
Stated that he was not married but had been living with a woman named Betsey Crosby, who passed as my wife at gaol.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services, however several notes of misconduct and punishments.
1836: at Campbell Town, VDL.
1839: at Launceston & Perth, VDL.
1841: at Norfolk Plains (now Longford district)
22 Sept 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
Pass Holder status granted.
N.B. There is another William PYE in the Colony at this same timeline.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 322. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 322), gender: m, cri