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William Wire, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th December, 1844
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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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.
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