Transported Convicts (1789-1826)

William Evans (1)


William Evans (2) was born in 1811 in Tidenham.  He was married with two children and worked as a labourer. He was sentenced to three months in prison on two occasions for poaching and once for theft.  In March 1838, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to be transported for 15 years for the burglary of a warehouse. After a spell on a hulk, he was transferred to the Gilmour which set sail for Tasmania on 5 October 1838 and arrived on 24 January 1839.

He was granted a conditional pardon on 10 August 1847.  On 27 July 1848, he drowned in the Swan River, Tasmania.

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