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William Pye

William Pye, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pye
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 wrote:

William PYE was convicted at Norfolk, England on 28 March 1838 for stealing sheep.  10 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Canton’ arriving there 12 Jan 1840. Ship surgeon’s report: “quiet and correct”.

Married man, children. Wife Sarah at the Work House.
Farm labourer; aged 46yrs; 5’7” height.
Native place of birth: Norfolk, England.

Colony of VDL:
15 mths Probation Period.
Clear Conduct Record.
1841: at Longford, VDL.
10 June 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
Certificate of Freedom issued.

N.B. There is another William PYE, convicted and in VDL at this same timeline.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48)), date o

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