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||30th March, 1851
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Tasmanian Archives - Linctas
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Nell Murphy on 19th January, 2017 wrote:
William TOPPING came to Australia with the 99th Regiment, to New South Wales on the ship ‘Somersetshire’.
Nov 1847: at Sydney Court Martial he was convicted of striking a superior officer. Life sentence, commuted to 14yrs.
Aged 27yrs; 5’7”; a shoemaker.
Native Place: Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Lady Franklin’ in Jan 1851 then sent to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW, but administered by VDL at that time)Feb 1851.
30 March 1851: Died, in hospital, at Norfolk Island. (memo dated 31/03/1851)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 19th January, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - Linctas (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Topping, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 30th March, 1851, gender: m, occupation, crime