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William Sandlant

William Sandlant, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 10 August 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Sandlant
Aliases: Sandland, Scandland
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd September, 1771
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: 15th January, 1853
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing sugar and wool
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 10th August, 1838
Arrival date: 6th December, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 327 (165)
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

Anonymous on 2nd April, 2012 wrote:

Sentenced to like and transportation to VDL

Jan Small on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

Thought to be one of the oldest convicts ever to be transported. Died Impression Bay, Tasmania.

D Wong on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

William was described as a ‘well disposed old man’.
He was 5’5 1/2” tall, blue eyes, black to grey hair, sallow complexion.

William was married - wife Mary and 2 children at his native place of Leicestershire.

12/4/1844: 3rd Class.

William died at the Impression Bay Hospital.

Ernie Broadhurst on 13th November, 2018 wrote:

UK Prison Register has him at 69 years old on 19th July 1838.
William Sandlant and his wife Mary had five children, Catherine born 1795, Mary Ann born 1796, James born 1799, William born 1800 and Thomas born 1808.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 2nd April, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Jan Small on 4th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 2nd September, 1771 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th January, 1853 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 4th May, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Sandland, alias2: Scandland

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