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William Roberts, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
19th April, 1825
14th September, 1825
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 271 (137). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 25th August, 2017 wrote:
William ROBERTS was convicted at Surrey, England on 27 Dec 1824 for stealing watches in a dwelling house. Previous convictions. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Medina’ arriving Sept 1825.
Aged 23 yrs; single man; carpenter.
Native Place: Epping, Essex.
Record of misconduct and punishments.
1833: at Bothwell, VDL.
1836: Ticket of Leave granted.
1839: at New Norfolk, VDL.
1840: at Richmond, VDL.
4 Aug 1841: Conditional Pardon approved.
1837 Marriage: to Ann WATT/KITCHEN - link to her record https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/watt/ann/30817.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 25th August, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 271 (137). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 271 (137)), date