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William Taylor

William Taylor, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st January, 1814
Occupation: Sailmaker
Date of Death: 10th May, 1886
Age: 72 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: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 273 (138)
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 Taylor on 26th July, 2016 wrote:

William,once having received his ticket of leave went on to marry ,have 7 children and lived as a pillar of society. He educated his 3 sons to a high level and bought a cottage that still stands to day. William’s death cert. states that he died of old age

Convict Changes History

Anne Taylor on 26th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st January, 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th May, 1886 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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