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William Chapman

William Chapman, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 370 Craig James Smee 'Births and Baptisms Marriages and Defacto Relationships Deaths and Burials New South Wales 1788-1830' 'Register of Pioneer Families 1788-1820' C J Smee 'Pioneer Register 1788-1820 Association' Irene Schaffer 'Land Musters, Stock Returns and Lists Van Diemens Land 1803-1822' Musters
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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iain Frazier on 22nd November, 2019 wrote:

William (of Hatfield Broadbank Essex) was tried in 1805 at Essex Assizes Chelmsford & sentenced to Life (or 7yrs as some accounts claim).  He arrived at Port Dalrymple Tasmania on FORTUNE in 1806.
He was at muster Hobart Town in 1811.
In 1814 he married Elizabeth (Herbert age14) at St Johns CofE Launceston. A child (Elizabeth (Herbert)) had died in the colony in 1814 age18m & may be theirs.  There were 7 other children I have found.
Elizabeth (Herbert) was born on Norfolk Island about 1799.  Her name is variously given as Elizabeth Boulton (Herbert), Elizabeth (Boulton-Herbert) or spelt Bolton.
Their next child Jane was born & died in 1815 age8m buried St Lukes Launceston.
Their daughter Sarah was born in New Norfolk Launceston in 1817.  She died at New Norfolk Launceston in 1828 age11.
In 1819 William had 16acres wheat/barley/peas/beans 1horse 46cattle 5swine at Port Dalrymple.
Their son James John was born in New Norfolk Launceston in 1819 & baptised the next year at St Johns Launceston.  In 1844 he married Elizabeth (Harris) convict (it says) at St Johns CofE Launceston & produced 2children.  James John died at North Esk Creek in 1860 age41; buried CofE Launceston.
Elizabeth (Harris) was born in the colony in 1802.  In 1820 she had first married Charles (Hardwicke age32 official from GENERAL HEWITT 1814) at St Johns Launceston.  Before the marriage, in 1819, Charlotte (Hardwicke) was born & baptised in 1820 age6weeks at St Johns Launceston; Charlotte died in 1901 age82.  After the marriage Frances (Hardwicke) was born in 1820 and baptised in 1822 age2 at St Johns Launceston.
Charles (Hardwicke) was born about 1788.

William was Free by Servitude by 1820.
Their son Thomas Brough was born about 1824 at New Norfolk Launceston.  He married Elizabeth Ann (Nettle) at Baptist chapel York St Launceston in 1855.  He died in 1903 age78 at Christchurch New Zealand buried Eyreton NZ.
Elizabeth Ann (Nettle) was born in the colony.
Their daughter Ann (Jane) was born in 1826 at New Norfolk Launceston & died there at age12weeks in 1827.
Their son William Thomas was born in 1829 at North Esk Creek New Norfolk.  He died at age17 in 1846 at New Norfolk buried at Cof E Launceston.
Their daughter Susan/Susannah Sarah was born in 1830 at North Esk Creek New Norfolk.  She married John Eli (Goodyer who had immigrated free) in 1848 at Holy Trinity Launceston & produced 13children.  She died in 1908 age78 at Ravenswood buried at Cof E Launceston.

William Henry owned Ravenswood about 1837, where he employed John (Chapman) for a time in 1839.  John was unrelated and a convict 7years from JAMES PATTISON.

William died at Ravenswood (presumably the New Norfolk property) in 1852 buried at CofE Launceston.  His wife Elizabeth died Kaiapoi New Zealand in 1866 age66 buried at Eyreton NZ.

James John & Elizabeth’s first child Henry John was born in 1849 at North Esk Creek Launceston.  In 1873 he married Harriet (Burrows) & produced 3children.  He died at Ashburtom New Zealand in 1922 age73.
Their second child Mary Ann was born in 1853 at North Esk Creek Launcestton & died in 1854 age1 near Launceston.

John (Chapman) has an entry on this Website.

Convict Changes History

iain Frazier on 22nd November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 370 Craig James Smee 'Births and Baptisms Marriages and Defacto Relationships Deaths and Burials New South Wales 1788-1830' 'Register of Pioneer Famili

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