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William Skerry

William Skerry, one of 294 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 09 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Skerry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk. Boro of Great Yarmouth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 9th March, 1852
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: LincTas
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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Lavinia on 1st June, 2015 wrote:

William Skerry was a native of Norwich, 5ft 5½ in in height with a sallow complexion, a small head, black hair and blue eyes, who could read and write a little. Of the Church of England denomination, married and a bricklayer, William was tried on the 27 December 1849 for stealing 1 sack and a considerable number of fish (Herring). William married, by banns, Anne Nevin (Midlothian) on 1 March 1856 in Launceston.

Convict Changes History

Lavinia on 1st June, 2015 made the following changes:

source: LincTas (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 344), date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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