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William Simpson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Southworth, 23 June 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 389 (197). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 21st April, 2018 wrote:
William SIMPSON was convicted at the London Gaol on 15 April 1830 for breaking into a warehouse. Not known in prison before. Life sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Southworth’ 1830.
Married man, 6 children. Wife Ann with her father & mother at 2 Union St. Whitechapel, London.
Assigned to work service. No record of any misconduct.
19 Oct 1838: Conditional Pardon approved.
5 Feb 1839: Permission given to embark for England. Supt. memo.
6 Feb 1839: Free Certificate issued, no. 404.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 21st April, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 389 (197). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Numb