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William Wells

William Wells, one of 100 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 July 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 40 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 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th July, 1826
Arrival date: 22nd November, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 44
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

Lee Norris on 18th January, 2019 wrote:

Born about 1804 Ash (near Dartford) Kent, England
Convicted at Horsham, Sussex Assize, 22 Mar 1824
Prison Hulk: “York” 13 Apr 1824 then transferred to “Hardy” HO9/3 p84 & p85
Returned to “York” 24 Oct 1824, Departed 26 Jul 1826 to NSW,
Convict ship: “Woodford” Departed 29 Jul 1826 Arr Hobart 22 Nov 1826
Convict No 739 Tasmanian records
William Wells, Height: 5 ft 1/2 ins, Hair: White & Brown, Eyes: Blue, Age: 25, Farm Labourer & shepherd Ref CON 23/1/3
Cert of Freedom: 1831 no 126 15 Apr 1831 (Hobart Town Courier)
Through a process of elimination I believe this to be the same William Wells that married Agnes Jane Brown (Date not known). They had one child Benjamin James Wells born 14 Jun 1841, Brighton Tasmania.
William Wells died 11 Mar 1844 at Windsor NSW (Registration district Windsor, St Matthew’s
State New South Wales)

Convict Changes History

Lee Norris on 18th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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