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William Weston

William Weston, one of 259 convicts transported on the Duncan, 10 December 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Weston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th October, 1820
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: 27th May, 1907
Age: 86 years

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 10 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Duncan
Departure date: 10th December, 1840
Arrival date: 18th April, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 258 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 261 (132)
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

Anonymous on 15th July, 2011 wrote:

WILLIAM WESTON WAS MY GREAT GRANDAD…TRIED IN THE OLD BAILEY A YEAR A WOOLICH HULKS. DUNCAN TO OZ..TICKET OF LEAVE MOVED TO TAMANICK VIC.MARRIED ELEANOE JONES FROM WANGARATTA.HAD 11 KIDS..MOST LIVED BENELLAVIC..MY GRANDAD EDWARD R WESTON MOVED TO QUEENSLAND 1896..MY DAD WILLIAM WESTON(3)WAS BORN AT MT HOPE ON THE WAY TO SPRINGSURE QLD.I PUT A BRASS PLAQUE ON A GRANITE ROCK ON HIS GRAVE AT THE NORTH WINTON CEMETERY FROM THE SPRINGSURE MOB WHICH I AM #10 OF 11 THANKS FOR THE EFFORT MATE….MAURICE N. WESTON YEPPOON QLD

Leanne Streader on 6th October, 2017 wrote:

Convicted 2nd March 1840.
Stole a pair of opera classes from Drury Lane.
Tcket of Leave 1846.

Leanne Streader on 6th October, 2017 wrote:

This is my 3x great grandfather.
He was convicted on the 2nd March 1840 aged 19yrs for stealing a pair of opera glasses from a man in Drury Lane. He received his ticket of leave in 1846 and died in Winton, Vic on 27th May 1907.

Convict Changes History

Tricia Van der Mark on 3rd August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 19th October, 1820, date of death 10th June, 1894

Leanne Streader on 6th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th May, 1907 (prev. 10th June, 1894), gender: m, occupation, crime

Leanne Streader on 6th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th May, 1907 (prev. 10th June, 1894), gender: m, occupation, crime

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