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William Wild

William Wild, one of 230 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 06 April 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wild
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cheshire, Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 6th April, 1842
Arrival date: 28th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 63 (33) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-25,240,220,L,80
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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Brendon on 17th May, 2014 wrote:

The UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802 -1949 have just been released on Ancestry.
They give more information on William Wild prior to his transportation to Australia.
Prisoner no. 4293 aged 16, it confirms he was convicted for Larceny in Knutsford on the 7th May 1841. He could read but not write and was single. He was sentenced to 10 years transportation and appears to have 2 previous felony convictions.
His character is described as ‘bad in every respect’. He was received onto the prison hulk “Euryalus” moored off Chatham on the 12th August 1841 transferring from the hulk “Justitia” moored in Woolwich where he had been since the 14th July 1841.
He boarded the Elphinstone on the 29th March 1842.

Served his sentence and granted Free Certificate 19 March 1852. Travelled to Melbourne in September 1852 aboard Sea Witch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Euryalus_(1803)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_prison_hulk

Convict Changes History

Brendon on 17th May, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 63 (33) http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-25,240,220,L,80 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Rol

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