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William Snow

William Snow, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Snow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 4th October, 1885
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 220
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

Peter L. Isaac on 13th August, 2014 wrote:

See Sophia Frazier

Peter L. Isaac on 15th August, 2014 wrote:

He was Babtised William Barlay Snow, Barclay being his Mother, Carolines’ maiden name.  He received a conditional Pardon in 1853, in 1858 he is listed as the owner of five houses.  By 1884 William owned no fewer than eleven properties in Hobart Town, he added more before his death in 1885.  He adopted Sophia Fraziers’ illegitimate son Charles (born May 29, 1846 at the Cascade Female Factory).  They married at St Georges Church of England Battery Point, Hobart Town in 1846.  He left all his properties to Sophia with their Son in Law Edward Brown as Manager of them.  William died age 69m years, at his residence 3 Bathurst Street, Hobart Town and is buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery C of E section B, number 68 with his wife and their sons William,Henry and their grandaughter Elsie Clarice Brown,
Peter L. Isaac

samantha jaimee gray on 31st July, 2015 wrote:

Native place: Somersetshire
Trade: Stone Cutter
Gaol report: Transpd before
Transported for: Felony
Stated this offence: House breaking Sentenced 7 Years in 1832 Stealing money served it at Bermuda & Plymouth
Statement (other): Single
Sentence: Life
Hulk report: Good Single
Trial court: Somerset Assizes (England)
Departed from Plymouth, England on the ship Lord Lyndoch
Voyage: Lord Lyndoch, 1840-1841
Shipmaster: Jn. Humble
Ship surgeon: Thomas W. McDonald
Travelled via: Cape
Surgeon’s journal: Good

Gender: Male
Age on Arrival: 23 years
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Grey
Remarks: Battery and flagstaff sailor and Lass on left arm blue mark on left arm Scar on forehead



iain Frazier on 5th November, 2019 wrote:

Sophia Frazier has an entry on this Website

Convict Changes History

Peter L. Isaac on 13th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 4th October, 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Ann Marie Gould on 31st May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000)

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