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William Anderson

William Anderson, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 81 years

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 Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 260
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 26th February, 2013 wrote:

William anderson was 48 years old when indicted for stealing 1 coat 3s., 1 waistcoat 1s., 2 shirts 1s., and 1 petticoat 6d., the property of George Heath, from his dwelling at St. Anne, Westminster.

William was a working Goldsmith and Jeweller, he had fallen on hard times and had been working as a housekeeper.  He had a wife and 3 children.
He was sentenced to death.

1840: TOL Mudgee
10/5/1842: TOL Passport on the recommendation of the Mudgee Bench.

1/3/1848: CP

1864: Died at Mudgee aged 75 (as per NSW BDM).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1783, date of death 1864, gender, crime

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