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William Apted

William Apted, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Apted
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th July, 1865
Age: 54 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 18th November, 1834
Arrival date: 3rd March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Surrey, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812. Ancestry.com
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

Anthony Apted on 29th October, 2016 wrote:

Baptized 4 Aug 1811 at St Mary Magdalen church, Reigate, Surrey.

D Wong on 13th January, 2017 wrote:

William Apted was transported along with his brother Richard Apted and James Peters all on board.

William was 5’5” tall, 23 years old, fresh freckled complexion, brown hair, lght brown whiskers, blue eyes.

1835 Muster: Public Works
13/2/1838: Church cleaner at Sorrell.
12/8/1839: Was a constable.

11/9/1839: Married Elizabeth Paul (Frances Charlotte 1833) at Hobart - they had 3/5 children.
16/8/1863: Elizabeth died of cancer of the tongue at Glenorchy.  She was 55 years old - Farmer’s wife.

11/8/1853: CP

12/7/1865: William Apted died in Sydney.

13/7/1865 The Sydney Morning Herald:
On the 12th instant, William Apted, late of Hobart Town, Tasmania, aged 53 years, deeply lamented by all who knew him.

Convict Changes History

Debbie Katon on 5th June, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Anthony Apted on 29th October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Surrey, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812. Ancestry.com (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 469 (236)), date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th July

D Wong on 13th January, 2017 made the following changes:


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