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William Wire

William Wire, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wire
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 30th December, 1844
Age: 36 years

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 Life

Crime: Smuggling
Convicted at: Kent Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

William WIRE was convicted at Kent, England on 6 Jan 1827, along with his brother Richard for aiding and abetting smugglers. Life sentence. Gaol Report: “very orderly and correct”. Hulk Report: “good”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Governor Ready” in 1827.

Single man; Protestant.
Brother: Richard Wire, also transported to VDL.

Colony record:
Clear Conduct record.
Conditional Pardon approved 24 May 1839.  No. 2088.

Pamela Wire on 7th December, 2019 wrote:

William was transported together with his brother Richard and other members of The Aldington Gang - a gang of smugglers from Aldington, Kent, England.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64)), gender

Pamela Wire on 7th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th December, 1844 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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