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William Thorpe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 13 August 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 247 (125). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 12th May, 2017 wrote:
William THORPE (alias WARREN) was convicted at Cambridge, England on 20 March 1827 for house breaking. Stated he had been out of work. 14 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “behaviour orderly”. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving Dec 1827. Ship’s report: “indifferent”.
Married man - wife at Parish, Gastenthorpe, Essex.
Assigned to W. Archer.
Punishments for being absent and absconding. Sentenced to a Chain Gang at hard labour.
1834: Charged with stealing. Committed for trial and a further 7 yrs added to his sentence.
4 May 1840: Ticket of Leave granted.
1841: Free Certificate, no. 910.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 12th May, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 247 (125). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number