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William Craig

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Craig
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 24th December, 1836
Age: 63 years

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 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 19th September, 1820
Arrival date: 9th January, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 50 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 1821 Prince Regent II
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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849
1821 Prince Regent II

D Wong on 27th December, 2020 wrote:

William Craig was 47 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Stokestown, Roscommon.

Occupation: Butcher/farmer.

Son, Richard Craig 1812-14/7/1855) arrived with William on the Prince Regent.

8/10/1822: Assigned to Bernard Fitzpatrick at Prospect.

25/8/1823: William married Jane Mitchell at St. Matthew’s, Windsor.

1825: William was sent to Port Macquarie for stealing cattle.

March 1827: Returned to Sydney.
(Wife Jane was at the Parramatta Female Factory).
29/3/1827: COF

Information from: https://www.nswera.net.au/biogs/UNE0112b.htm
2/7/1828: William and Richard were butchers in Sydney when charge with stealing 5 head of cattle at Richmond.
William sentenced to 14 years on Norfolk Island.  Richard was sentenced to death which was commuted to 7 years hard labour at Moreton Bay.

24/12/1836:  William died at Norfolk Island from diarrhea, aged 66 years. The Commandants remark noted on his death record, that he was of ‘Good Character, quiet and inoffensive’.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849 1821 Prince Regent II (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Craig, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 000

D Wong on 27th December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th December, 1836 (prev. 0000), occupation

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