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William Record

William Record, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Record
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1856
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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

Tess Stanley on 19th December, 2016 wrote:

Married Ann Newbolt. Died in Bendigo (Suicide)

D Wong on 19th May, 2019 wrote:

William Record and Wm. Jones, for stealing from the person of Thomas Watkins.

William Jones was also onboard.

William Record was 21 years old on arrival in VDL.
Place of Birth: Birmingham.

William was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes, scar on centre of forehead, scar right side of chin underneath, one small scar on both thumbs, small scar outside left arm, small scar on right cheek, single.

Mother and brother at birmingham, Sarah Record keeps a School in ### street.
I worked last for Johnson next door to my mother.

1830-32 Musters: Public Works.
1833 Muster: TOL

9/1/1837: Permission to marry Ann Newboll (New Grove 1835).

19/2/1837: Married at St. David’s Hobart.

14/7/1840: CP
23/8/1843: Free Pardon

19/4/1845 The Courier, Hobart:
Sailed on the schooner ‘Mercury’, Mr. William Record, Mrs. Ann Record, for Adelaide.

14/6/1845 Adelaide Observer, SA:
At the Quarterly meeting of the Bench of Magistrates, on Monday last, the following transfers of licences took place, namely,
The “Robert Burns,” Hindley-street, to William Record.

1849: Was a butcher at Gawler, SA.
13/6/1849: Granted a slaughtering licence at Gawler.

1854: Ann Record died in South Australia.

26/9/1855 Bendigo Advertiser, Vic:
William Record was summoned by John Pigott for refusing to give up to him a horse he claimed as his. It appeared that the prosecutor had lost a mare, the brands of which, and certain natural marks, especially a wen under the belly, enabled him to swear to. The defendant produced a pound receipt, which however did not correspond with the brands on the mare.
The Bench ordered the mare to be given lip to the prosecutor.

1856: William Record died - father listed as Anthony, mother - Sarah.

Convict Changes History

Tess Stanley on 19th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 19th May, 2019 made the following changes:


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