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David Venson

David Venson, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Venson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
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: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 31st October, 1831
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 209 (107)
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

Trish Symonds on 24th March, 2012 wrote:

VENSON was an alias - real name David Venson WEST, son of Stephen WEST and Ruth Venson WILLIAMS.  Moved to Mortlake in Victoria following emancipation where he became a farmer and married Mary BLEWETT, the town’s first schoolteacher.  They had four sons - Henry Venson WEST, Walter Williams WEST, Richard Claud WEST and David Venson WEST jnr.  David and Mary are buried in Mortlake Pioneer Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Trish Symonds on 24th March, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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