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William Strange

William Strange, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Strange
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Shepherd
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: House robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 334
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

Maureen Withey on 1st May, 2019 wrote:

Wiltshire Assizes. Monday, the Assizes commenced at Salisbury, ….William Strange was found guilty of stealing a blanket and a pair of breeches, in the house of William Tanner of Brinkworth, the 13th May last, and sentenced to 7 years transportation….
Hampshire Chronicle, 5 Aug 1816

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 wrote:

William Strange was listed as 26 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Wiltshire.

William was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
STRANGE, William. Per “Lord Eldon”, 1817

1823:  Servant of James Hassall of Parramatta; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.227-8)

1823 Jan 29:  On list of persons who obtained tickets of leave during the last week (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.132)

1824: TOL
6/5/1824: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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