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William Roberts

William Roberts, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 271 (137). Tasmanian Archives.
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

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

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