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William Wigmore, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||8th August, 1891
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 224
||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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D Wong on 26th September, 2016 wrote:
William Wigmore was 23 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘Desertion - being absent for one hour’.
William was born at Frampton, Gloucestersire, he was 5’ 6” tall, fair complexion, red hair, grey eyes, single, can read, Pockpitted and freckled sailor inside rt arm Soldier Bugle cross swords crown W inside left arm a Soldier Branded D.
Father Thomas a hatter at native place.
Brothers: Thomas, Henry.
Sister: Mary at London.
Conduct Record: Empty.
Sept. 1851: Recommended cor a CP
Jan 1853: TOL Revoked
12/4/1854: Permission to marry Janet Adams (Sir Robert Seppings 1852) - no marriage registered - sh married William Birch in 1856.
July 1854: COF
6/3/1860: Married Janette Johnson alias Conway - she was 47 and a widow, he was 42 and a labourer - married at Clarence.
10/11/1877: Janette died (listed as Janet) she had been addicted to drink for a long time and was run over by a Engine on the main line railway on her way home.
11/4/1882: Married Julia Shellswell at Hobart - she was a widow.
1/8/1883: William was a gardener - summoned for failing to maintain his wife - he was earning 25s per week.
8/8/1891: William died aged 76 of Senile Debility - listed as a Labourer - buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, paupers section.
8/8/1891 Tasmanian News, Hobart:
An elderly man, named William Wigmore, died suddenly about 3 p.m. today at his residence, 112 Harrington street. Deceased has been ill for some time and has been attended as an out-patient of the Hospital by Dr. Barnard
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th September, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th August, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime