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William Wolf

William Wolff, one of 171 convicts transported on the Malabar, 18 June 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wolf
Aliases: Wolff
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Coachman/groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 18th June, 1821
Arrival date: 21st October, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 44
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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scott young on 14th June, 2016 wrote:

Along with James Holman were charged with uttering forged notes at Greenwich and other places . March 1821 ...note : sentenced 7 yrs in report

D Wong on 30th July, 2016 wrote:

16/2/1821: Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England
at Wateringbury.—James Holman and William Wolf, with uttering forged Bank (AT England notes, in the parishes of St. Paul Deptford, Greenwich, and Lewisham.

Listed as ‘Wolff’ on Tasmanian records.

William was 33 years old on arrival - he was 5’8 3/4” tall, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes, scar inner corner of right eye.

Brother and Orange Merchant in the Boro of Kent Road.

20/1/1823: Married Elizabeth Envine (Providence 1821) - she was 37 he 35, at Hobart.

1830-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr Lewis.
19/3/1835: Free by Servitude.

31/10/1855: Arrested at Hobart after being suspected of being an absconder - discharged on being found to be free.

No death date found.

Convict Changes History

scott young on 14th June, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

scott young on 14th June, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Wolf (prev. Wolff)

D Wong on 30th July, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Wolff, date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), occupation

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