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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: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 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 180 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.

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 wrote:

Salisbury
The following prisoners (convicts) were removed from our County Gaol, and put on board the Leviathan Hulk, Portsmouth Harbour, on Thursday the 11th inst William Cripps, alias Major, sentenced transportation for life; Isaac Lucas, for 14 years ; Joseph Maidment, William Marshall, Simon Haskell, George Smith, Joseph Smith, William Smith, Antonio Spelzmo, Thomas Hams, James Hams, John Cox, Seager Smart, John Batchellor, Thomas Ayres, John Parnell, Thomas Willis, and John Smith, sentenced at our county sessions 7 years’ transportation each: and Thomas Lambert, found found guilty at our last city sessions of stealing a silver watch, the property of Ann Easton, and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Salisbury Journal, 15 Feb 1830.

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

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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