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William Wild, one of 230 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 06 April 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Cheshire, Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions
6th April, 1842
28th July, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 229 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 63 (33)
||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.
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