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David Sawyer

David Sawyer, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Sawyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th December, 1828
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Vittoria
Departure date: 26th August, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 486
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships,
Noted against his name;
DIED on Voyage; 24 Dec 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
David Sawyer
Age: 33. Birth Year: 1795
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 47
Date taken ill:  3rd Dec 1828
Notes; Says for the last day or two has labored under considerable pain and looseness of the bowels
22nd December 1828 - Apparently getting worse ...
Discharged; DIED at 2 am

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 24th December, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000)

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