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William Shepherd

William Shepherd, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Shepherd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1825
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 143 (73)
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 5th July, 2021 wrote:

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 625
Height; 5 Ft 5 1/2 IN
Hair; D. Brown
Eyes; Brown
Age; 27 [1797]
Trade; Farm Lab
Trial; Southampton - 8 July 1823 - Life
Ship; Chapman
Native Place; Little Sunburn near Safford
Remarks; Rather deaf

Conduct Record;-
No; 625.
Trial; 8 July 1823 - Life
Transported for stealing sheep from Wm Lane
Wife & 2 children at Little ?  near Stafford.

Burials in the Parish of St David’s in the County of Buckingham the Year 1825
No; 1009
Name;  William Sheppard [William Shephard]
When Died; 1825, 8 July
When buried; 1825, 12 July
Age;  40 years ** as per register **
Ship’s Name; Chapman
Quality or profession.  Convict -
By Whom Ceremony was preformed;  Wm. Bedford

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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