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William Wilkins

William Wilkins, one of 209 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 05 October 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wilkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 5th October, 1840
Arrival date: 19th January, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 231 (117). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 210.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th February, 2014 wrote:

William Wilkins was convicted at Nottingham on 11/04/1840 for stealing mutton. 15yr sentence.
Gaol Report: character & connections bad. Convicted before.
Hulk Report: Orderly
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Hindostan’, arriving 19/01/1841.

Aged 16yrs; single; 5’1 1/2”; labourer; Protestant; can read; fair complexion; dk brown hair; brown eyes.
Native Place: Nottingham
Father & uncle have also been transported.

2yrs Probation period, in Colony.
Various assignments (inc. Coal Mines, Tamar River, Morven - now Evandale, Swan Port, Tunbridge, Longford) & notes of misconduct.

11/07/1848: Sentence extended 12 months.

29/09/1851: Ticket of Leave

05/09/1856: Certificate of Freedom, at Westbury.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th February, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 231 (117). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record pg 210. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number H

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