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William Rayner

William Rayner, one of 220 convicts transported on the Commodore Hayes, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Rayner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 19th April, 1838
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Commodore Hayes
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 16th August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 26. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2013 wrote:

William Rayner was convicted on 17/02/1820 for stealing a silk gown. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Commodore Hayes’, arriving 1821.

Aged 18yrs; last lived at St. Johns Court, Canon ... Rd with Randall who keeps a shop there.
Brown hair; lt blue eyes; 5’5 3/4”.

Assignments in Colony.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2013 wrote:

2nd CONVICTION - in Colony.
Hobart Supreme Court 16/02/1829. Life sentence.
Had received his Ticket of Leave in 1828.

1830: sent to Macquarie Harbour (west coast)
1830: abscond with wood & axe in his possession, the property of the govt. 50 lashes & irons.
1832: Having tea concealed in his hut -to work in irons.
1833: Public Works

Died in H.M. Colonial Hospital 19/04/1838.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1802, date of death 19th April, 1838, gender, crime

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