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William Young

William Young, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Young
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 21st July, 1821
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 15 (9)
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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Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/2   1821

Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folios 23-39: William Young, aged 34, convict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, fever, hepatitis chronic, pain in his right side with affects his breathing, no pain in his shoulder nor is there any great evident enlargement of the liver; put on sick list 29 May 1821, died 21 July 1821 at 9 pm.
Folios 39-40: 22nd July 1821; at 8 am. committed the remains of William Young to the deep after having read the funeral service, distributed the clothes of the late William Young amongst the prisoners that were most in want of them. 1

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th April, 2021 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers - Other Fleets & Ships.
Name; William Young
Ship; Adamant - 26 March 1821
Trial; Surry Quarter Sessions
Date; 9 Jan 1821
Sentence; 7 years
Noted against name; DIED; on voyage. 22 July 1821

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st July, 1821 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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