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Mansfield, William (c. 1775–1852)

William Mansfield was sentenced to life transportation for highway robbery on 1 April 1802 at the Somerset Assizes. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Calcutta in October 1803 and arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Ocean in February 1804.

Mansfield married Maria Cole/Tucker/Burrows on 4 December 1809 at St David's Hobart. He had received a conditional pardon by May 1816. He died on 26 December 1852 at Glenorchy. His occupation was given as farmer and his cause of death as 'liver complaint'.

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'Mansfield, William (c. 1775–1852)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mansfield-william-30575/text37900, accessed 19 January 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1775

Death

26 December 1852
Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

liver dysfunction

Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life