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William Andrews

William Andrews, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Andrews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 9th May, 1817
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 26th June, 1874
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Worcester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 346 Worcester Herald 9th Jan 1836 and Quarter sessions order book. Epiphany Sessions January 1836.
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

Jan Addison on 28th February, 2013 wrote:

William received his Certificate of Freedom on 30th July 1845. He married a widow Hannah Crowther (nee Reilly) at St.John Brisbane on 24 Feb 1847.
William Andrews is buried with his wife Hannah “Anna” in Warwick Cemetery Qld.

Jan Addison on 28th February, 2013 wrote:

William Andrews together with George Pratt were convicted of stealing 2 ducks 2 drakes and 4 hen fowls from John Green farmer of Whittington on the night of 27th November 1835.  Second indictment charged them of stealing a fowl from George Dyson of Norton.

Jan Addison on 22nd March, 2013 wrote:

Death certificate age 57. Qld deaths Reg 001955

Date of birth stated on headstone 13th May 1817.
This date tallies with age when convicted.

William was born in Stoulton Worcester the son John and Elizabeth (nee Petford) Andrews.

Convict Changes History

Jan Addison on 27th February, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

Jan Addison on 28th February, 2013 made the following changes:

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Jan Addison on 28th February, 2013 made the following changes:

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Jan Addison on 22nd March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 9th May, 1817, date of death 26th June, 1874

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