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William Fisher

William Fisher, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sir William Bensley, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Fisher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Constable
Date of Death: 21st September, 1843
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir William Bensley
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 10th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 295 (149). NSW Statet Records, Convict Index-CP [4/4430; Reel 774 Page 168]
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

Suzan M Buckley on 4th May, 2013 wrote:

At the time of his death, William was the Poundkeeper at Braidwood, and he was buried in the Braidwood Church of England Cemetery.

Iris Dunne on 1st February, 2017 wrote:

Conditional Pardon dated 25 October 1821
Married Frances nee Bollard (born January 1799 England, death 2 July 1860 Braidwood, NSW) on 24 June 1822 and had a daughter Charlotte May nee Fisher

Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2020 wrote:

https://www.paperturn-view.com/nsw-state-archives/1828-census-2-of-6-nrs1272-sz-979?pid=NDM43339&p=203  NSW census. November 1828.
William Fisher, age 41, F.S. per Sir Wm. Bensley, 1817, 7 years, protestant, Employment – Lives with Mr Bollard, residence, Cobbity, Cooke District.
Frances Fisher, age 29, Came Free, per Providence, 1822, protestant.
Maria Fisher, age 5, born in Colony.
Joshua Fisher, age 3, born in colony.

Convict Changes History

Suzan M Buckley on 4th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1793, date of death 21st September, 1843, gender, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 1st February, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 295 (149). NSW Statet Records, Convict Index-CP [4/4430; Reel 774 Page 168] (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piec

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