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William Smedley

William Smedley, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smedley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 23rd June, 1918
Age: 90 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, 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

Belinda W. on 19th December, 2014 wrote:

Married Irish Famine Orphan, Margaret Ward of Tipperary (sent aged 16 to Australia on the Pemberton), they lived in the Clonbinane/Kilmore area of Victoria, had 16 children and both lived into their 80’s.

Convict Changes History

Belinda W. on 19th December, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd June, 1918 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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