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William Cawston

William Cawston, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cawston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 3rd June, 1916
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stratheden
Departure date: 31st July, 1845
Arrival date: 25th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 358 Launceston Examiner, Cornwall Chronicle, Mercury,Daily Telegraph,South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, Argus (Melbourne)
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

Angela Prosser-Green on 25th June, 2015 wrote:

William arrived aged 17 or 18 and settled in Tasmania. He became a prominent and prolific photographer and framer/gilder whose works are still achieving acclaim to this day. He married twice and moved to NSW in 1886 where had a business at Wollongong. Sadly,only one death notice has been located for him, in the Argus (Melbourne)5 June 1916 p1 col1,when he died on 3 June 1916 aged 89

Convict Changes History

Angela Prosser-Green on 25th June, 2015 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 358 Launceston Examiner, Cornwall Chronicle, Mercury,Daily Telegraph,South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, Argus (Melbourne) (prev. Australian Joint

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