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William Underwood

William Underwood, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neva, 27 July 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Underwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neva
Departure date: 27th July, 1833
Arrival date: 21st November, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 182
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 27th August, 2020 wrote:

Leicester Chronicle Leicestershire, England
21 Jul 1832:
Committed for trial at the assizes, Isaac Daykin, William Underwood, and William Bailey of Sileby, for stealing a cust net, the property Mr. Brown, of Mountsorrell.

No ships found for Isaac Daykin or Wm. Bailey.

William Underwood was listed as 28 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Leicestershire.

Occupations: Farm servant/shepherd, canal digger.

William was illiterate, Protestant, married with 1 female child, 5’6ΒΌ” tall, ruddy complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, scar right side of neck, scar ball of right thunb, scar palm of left hand, extending across forefinger, small scar upper lip, scar upper left arm, breast and arms hairy.

1837: Maitland - Aged 31. Assigned to J. & H. Coulson.

Sept. 1837: TOL Maitland.
20/3/1838: TOL Maitland.
25/1/1840: COF

Possible Death:
25/7/1885 - Died on Sunday night July 19, at West Maitland after a long illness and blindness aged 81. His end was peace. HIs life was that of a quiet unselfish man.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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