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William Sawgood

William Sawgood, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Sawgood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th January, 1810
Occupation: Blacksmith's labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 448. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-38,370,328,S,80
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

Peter Kettle on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

Baptised Adam William Sawgood 23 Apr 1810 St Leonard, Shoreditch to John and Louisa (nee Baldry) Sawgood. Born 6 Jan 1810. Source baptism record on Ancestry

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

William Sawgood was convicted at Middlesex, London on 10/01/1828 for Larceny - stealing a stove. 7yr sentence. Last worked for Mr. Hurd, Barbican Scale Maker.

Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Manlius’, arriving 09/11/1828.

Father - John a scale & beam (?)maker, Oxford Market Place.

Single man.
Assignments in Colony.
1830 - Simon Lord
1833 - John Lord
1834 - Free by servitude.

(No death record on Tas Pioneer index under name “Sawgood”)

Convict Changes History

Peter Kettle on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 6th January, 1810, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:


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