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William Taylor

William Taylor, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 29 September 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1867
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 29th September, 1831
Arrival date: 13th February, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 173 (89)
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

Karen Bolton on 16th November, 2012 wrote:

Born 1810 & Baptised 1811 Edmonton Middlesex (Father James Taylor & Mother Martha Darby(a widow when she married James Taylor).Benjamin Taylor is a half brother to Joseph Darby (who was also transported to NSW Australia on the Portland convict ship arriving Australia 1832, the same time when Benjamin Taylor arrived).Benjamin & Joseph were both on the Leviathon convict hulk ship together, as well as William Lewis the brother-in-law of Joseph who was also on the Portland with Joseph).Benjamin was charged with stealing poultry in June 1831 & sentenced to 7 years.He managed to complete his sentence & did obtain his certificate of freedom on the 9th January 1840.I believe he died in Victoria in SE Australia in 1867 as the death certificate names his father as James & his mother as Martha.

Convict Changes History

Karen Bolton on 16th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810, date of death 1867, gender, occupation, crime

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