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William Butters, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sarah, 29 November 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||29th August, 1813
|Date of Death:
||8th August, 1893
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 409 (207)
||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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Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 wrote:
William was 23 years old on arrival in VDL. Transported for stealing 2 pigs.
William was 5’6" tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, small scar on breast, stout made, right leg been broken.
25/1/1838: Neglect of work - 30 lashes.
1843: Married Mary Steward/STeward (Platina 1837) at Avoca, Tasmania.
17/11/1845: There was a passenger William Butters per Henry from George Town to Adelaide - no Mary, however, there was also a Reverend William Butters in Tasmania around the same time, so it could have been him ??
Helen Lang on 10th May, 2016 wrote:
Married Margaret Forbes Bounty Immigrant in Warrnambool 5 April 1853 but no record found re what happened to 1st wife Mary Stewart
He had been ironed on the hulks ?reason
Helen Lang on 13th May, 2016 wrote:
Tas., Archives No’s CON 18/20 no 2592 C0N 31/3 2593, 579 1843 [Free Cert] C0N52/2p18,
Died Ecklin South ,buried Terang Vic.
He and Margaret Forbes had 6 Children
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 made the following changes:
Helen Lang on 10th May, 2016 made the following changes:
Helen Lang on 13th May, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 29th August, 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th August, 1893 (prev. 0000)