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William Rawlings

William Rawlings, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Rawlings
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Somerset, Bath Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 167 (85)
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

D Wong on 23rd February, 2019 wrote:

William Rawlings was 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Bath.

William could read, was protestant, single, 5’5” tall, fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, scar under out corner of of the left, scar left side of neck, W R B G inside lower right arm, M D inside lower left arm, scar inside cap of right knee.

1847: TOL Moreton Bay.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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