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William Shepherd

William Shepherd, one of 270 convicts transported on the Lord Dalhousie, 19 September 1863

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Shepherd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1834
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 6 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Yorkshire, York Assizes
Sentence term: 6 years
Ship: Lord Dalhousie
Departure date: 19th September, 1863
Arrival date: 28th December, 1863
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 588
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

Sharon on 14th April, 2014 wrote:

1) 20 Sep 1864 - Ticket of leave (Age: 16)
2) 24 Dec 1873 - Marriage (Age: 25)Central School, Greenough Flats, Western Australia to Mary Slavin Sheppard Walsh 3665

D Wong on 14th April, 2014 wrote:

William Shepherd was 29 years old on arrival in WA.  He was single, semi literate, 5’2 3/4” tall, black hair, grey eyes, thin face, fresh complexion, middling stout, left arm a little crooked from being broken.

17/7/1866: CP, Murray.

1912: A death recorded on the WA BDM for William Shepherd at Murray.

Convict Changes History

Sharon on 14th April, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 14th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), occupation

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