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Silas Wise

Silas Wise, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord William Bentinck, 11 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Silas Wise
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 3rd December, 1853
Age: 41 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord William Bentinck
Departure date: 11th April, 1838
Arrival date: 26th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 254
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

D Wong on 14th July, 2016 wrote:

Silas Wise was 26 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing Wheat’.

Silas was 5’4” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, florid complexion, single.

19/2/1853: Married at Brighton,  Mary Ann Brown (America 1830) he was 40 and she was 43.

5/4/1853: Free Certificate

20/4/1853: Departed Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra’ – Free by Servitude.

3/12/1853 at Heathcote, Victoria – Both Silas and Mary Ann died from injuries caused by the upsetting of a cart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd December, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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