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William Reynolds

William Reynolds, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Reynolds
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Butcher
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 Life

Crime: Riotous conduct and felony
Convicted at: Bristol Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 266
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

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 wrote:

CRIME: Riotously destroying a house - convicted along with 11 others of this offence. All were sentenced to transportation for life. All were admitted to the prison hulk Justitia at Woolwich on 25 January 1832. He was sent on 10 February for transportation.

William REYNOLDS was 29, born 1803, according to the hulk record (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival in VDL, William REYNOLDS - a butcher and stock keeper, was 30 years old. He was married and his wife Mary remained at his native place of Bristol (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-10$init=CON18-1-10p43).

1846, 25 February: He received a Conditional Pardon (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-37$init=CON31-1-37p96).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 19th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), occupation

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