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William (the Younger) Rawles

William Rawles (The younger), one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William (the Younger) Rawles
Aliases: Rawley
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 27th July, 1806
Occupation: Ploughman and shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 289 (147)
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

Anne Hellinger on 27th November, 2019 wrote:

Convicted of stealing barley. Previously convicted of stealing fowls in 1826 & did 4 mths of hard labour in Dorchester Prison. His birth date listed above was the christening date in Langton Matravers, near Swanage, Dorset.He appeared in all the convict muster lists up to & including 1835 in Hobart, not known what happened to him after this.

D Wong on 28th November, 2019 wrote:

William Rawles was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Swannage, Dorset.

Transported for ‘Stealing barley’.

William, was single, 5’5ΒΌ” tall, dark complexion, brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes.

Conduct Record: Listed as ‘Rawley’
1830-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Geisse.

14/3/1836: COF

Convict Changes History

Anne Hellinger on 27th November, 2019 made the following changes:

firstname: William (the Younger) (prev. William (The younger)), date of birth: 27th July, 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 28th November, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Rawley, occupation

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