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William Thompson

William Thompson, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 20th April, 1835
Age: 36 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 449 (226)
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

D Wong on 5th November, 2017 wrote:

William Thompson was listed as being 29 years old on arrival.  His native place was Colebrook, Berks.

William was 5’8½” tall, brown hair, light hazel eyes, scar back of right arm, single.

Father & Mother: George Thompson at Colebrook, a farmer.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. J. Austin
1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Soln. Austin.
1833 Muster: Was a Constable.

20/4/1835: William died at H M Colonial hospital and was buried on the 25/4/1835.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th April, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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