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John Williams

John Williams, one of 299 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 06 September 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Williams
Aliases: James Drinkwater
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Confectioner
Date of Death: 22nd February, 1900
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster, Manchester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 6th September, 1845
Arrival date: 30th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 386 [Tasmanian Convict Records No33/74. 13/34]
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

Ralph Berry on 30th April, 2016 wrote:

Learned shoe making while serving sentence Van Diemen’s Land.Re-offended and sent to Port Arthur and extra time added to his sentence.Certificate of freedom issued 23 March 1853.

joanna williams on 10th March, 2019 wrote:

john williams (james drinkwater) john is the son of elizabeth drinkwater john married sarah harvey on 26 april 1852 and they had 9 children he died age 72 if you are related to this john williams please get in contact with me i will be happy to talk and share my info i have my email is jmw2896@outlook.com

Convict Changes History

Ralph Berry on 30th April, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 386 [Tasmanian Convict Records No33/74. 13/34] (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number

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