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William Entwisle

William Entwisle, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Entwisle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 29th July, 1863
Age: 70 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 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 179 (91)
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

D Wong on 26th March, 2016 wrote:

William Entwistle was 38 years old on arrival and was transported for ‘having forged bank notes’.

William was 5’4” tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes.

1820 Muster: Under Government Employ.
1825 Muster: Employed by G. Blaxland, Parramatta.

30/9/1831: Permission to marry Mary Campbell (Asia 1830).
26/9/1831: Married Mary at Scotts Church, Parramatta. They had 4 children.

24/7/1839: Mary died at Parramatta.
About this time his occupation was a ‘Dealer’.

1840: William married Frances Day – she died in 1851, NSW. They had 5 children.

William was a grocer at the time of his death.

29/7/1864: William died at O’Connell Street, Parramatta, of paralysis.  He was buried at St Johns Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 wrote:

Retribution Hulk Records. HO-9-7 1 Sheerness Hulks

Received from Lancaster, 8 May 1819.
William Entwistle, age 26, Having forged notes in his possession, Tried at Lancaster 20 Mar 1819. 14 years. Transported 3 June 1819.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th July, 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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