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William Smith

William Smith, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Wilts Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Parish Register Transcripts for Bishopstone (Wiltshire, England) pub. Wiltshire Family History Society British newspaper Archives Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette, pub. 21 January 1830 NSW Australia Certificate of Freedom
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

Anne Armstrong on 30th September, 2015 wrote:

William was married (to Elizabeth). At the time of his arrest, he had one child;a second daughter was born during his trial. He was arrested, charged and convicted alongside his father (John Smith) and brother (Joseph Smith) after stealing ” sugar candy, nutmegs and other articles ” from a warehouse in Wanborough, Wilts. A newspaper article reporting the trial described the prisoners as “three remarkably fine looking men”. William was awarded his certificate of Freedom and in it was described as a stonemason.

Convict Changes History

Anne Armstrong on 30th September, 2015 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 14 years), source: Parish Register Transcripts for Bishopstone (Wiltshire, England) pub. Wiltshire Family History Society British newspaper Archives Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette, pub. 21 January 1830 NSW Australia Certificate of Free

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