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Details for the convict William Rampling (1838)

Convict Name:William Rampling
Trial Place:Chatham Court Martial
Trial Date:11 July 1836
Sentence:14 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Royal Sovereign (3)
Arrival Year:1838
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Born 15 May 1789 Eye, Suffolk,England. Married Frances Cheney and had three children. In the late 1820's William abandoned Fanny and their three children. He was convicted 1836 of desertion and sentenced at Chatham to 14 years transportation. He served some time on a UK prison Hulk and was then sent to Van Dieman's Land on the Royal Sovereign 29 August 1837.
He was further sentenced to six months Hard labour in chains while in Tasmania but was released on completion of his sentence on 15 October 1850. His further movements have not as yet been accounted for. His wife was taken in by his older brother Jesse and they had two more children but these were recorded as William's as Fanny was not legally entitled to marry her brother-in-law.
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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/11, p.135

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