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William Usherwood

William Usherwood, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Usherwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 25th March, 1881
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester City Pleas of Crownmote
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 184
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 1st December, 2017 wrote:

19/11/1830 Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England:
DARING THIEVES. - Thomas Broomhall, (a fellow who has recently completed his term of transportation, and who was acquitted on a charge of felony at the last sessions) William Dickenson, and William Usherwood, were charged with forcibly entering he shop of Mr Henshall, gflour dealer, in Boughton, last night, and stealing thereout 14s.

Thomas Broomhall arrived VDL per ‘Strathfieldsay’ 1831 and William Dickenson was also on board the Elizabeth (Listed as Dickinson).

William Usherwood was 20 years old on arrival, he was 5’6¾” tall, fair complexion, flaxen hair, grey eyes, stout made, single.

27/5/1840: TOL
July 1845: CP
19/3/1852: Free Certificate.

3/6/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne - Free by servitude.

27/10/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne - Free by servitude.

25/3/1881: William Usherwood died at the New Town Pauper Establishment, aged 68, a labourer, he died of General Debility.

No marriage found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th March, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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