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William Smith

William Smith, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 8th July, 1840
Arrival date: 18th November, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 201 (102)
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

D Wong on 15th February, 2018 wrote:

19/10/1839 Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers’ Gazette Kent, England:
William Smith, 19, William Burn, 22, John Rye, 15, Thomas Fitzgerald, 22, and William Lodge 19, charged with having stolen a bag containing 20s in money, the property of Edward Quane - All transported seven years.
William Smith and Thomas Fitzgerald were both on the Eden 1840 - no ships found for the others.

William Smith was sent to Moreton Bay.

1846: TOL Moreton Bay
28/2/1849: TOL Passport On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs.

16/6/1850: TOL Passport, On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs.

21/3/1854: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th February, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 14 years), date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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