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William Archer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Archer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Indoor servant
Date of Death: 19th November, 1891
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: 19th April, 1837
Arrival date: 5th August, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 27 other convicts


Primary source: Ancestry Convict Indents. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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D Wong on 11th April, 2021 wrote:

William Archer was listed as 20 years old on arrival. 
Native Place: Dublin City.

Father: Thomas Archer.

William was literate, RC, single, 5’9½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, four scars on and over left eyebrow, diagonal scar right cheek bone, perpendicular scar on bridge of nose.

1837: Assigned in Parramatta.

TOL, Goulburn

1/1/1850: Married Mary Naughton (1827-1909) at the Catholic church of St Peter & St Paul, Goulburn, NSW.  They had 8 children.
John Archer 1852 - 1938
Charles Archer 1854 - 1892
David James Archer 1856 - 1917
Mary Jane Archer 1858 - 1917
William Archer 1860 - 1943
Thomas Timothy Archer 1862 - 1920
Louisa Ellen Archer 1865 - 1951
Edward H Archer 1867 - Unknown

1/10/1850: CP

19/11/1891: William Archer died at Wagga Wagga, NSW.

21/11/1891 Wagga Wagga Advertiser.
THE Friends of the late WILLIAM ARCHER (late of Upper Tarcutta) are which will move from his late residence, CHURCH-STREET, THIS DAY (Saturday), at 3 p.m., for the Roman Catholic

22/12/1891 Sydney Gazette.
Iq the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
In the will of William Archer, late of Wagga Wagga, formerly of Tarcatta, in the Colony of New South Wales, farmer, deceased.
APPLICATION will be made, after fourteen days from the publication hereof, that probate of the last will of the above named deceased may be granted to Mary Archer, of Tarcutta,
widow, one of the executors of the said will, leave being reserved to Mary Jane Waldron, wife of James Waldron, the other executor, to come in and prove the same.—Dated the
18th day of December, a.d. 1891.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th April, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Ancestry Convict Indents. http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Archer, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1817, date of death: 19th November

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