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William Wigmore

William Wigmore, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wigmore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 8th August, 1891
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Lower Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 224
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 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.

118/11/1848: TOL
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:
Sudden Death.
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

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