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William Bates, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Northampton, Peterborough Quarter Sessions, Oyer and Terminer Gaol Delivery
Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
9th July, 1791
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 1019 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 126
||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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Denis Pember on 7th March, 2016 wrote:
William was transported on the “William and Ann”.
In the colony he married Catharine Malone (Convict, Sugar Cane, 1793).
They married at Parramatta, June 5th 1794.
They did have one or perhaps two children but they do not appear to have survived infancy.
In the 1802 Muster [Ref AF273 & AG158], Catherine and William had 30 acres of land 24 of which was cleared, 12 sown with wheat, 8 pigs. They were both Off Stores but no children are shown.
Things must have deteriorated in 1805 because…
The following appeared in the Sydney Gazette:
“... William Butts, settler hereby forbids any person accrediting on his account Catherine Butts, his wife (formerly Catherine Malone), as no debt or debts by her contracted will be acknowledged or discharged by him, the said William Butts.”
In 1806 [Ref A3232] Catherine is listed as a Hospital Nurse at Parramatta.
William [Ref A0233] is single.
By the 1814 Muster Catherine [Ref 3094] is noted as “Wife of William Butts” Off Stores. No children are listed. They appear to be back together. However, in the mean time, Catherine has had a child William Fry born 1812. The father was Samuel Fry (Convict, Royal Admiral 1797).
Convict Changes History
Denis Pember on 7th March, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: William Butts, date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m