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William Forrest, one of 128 convicts transported on the Champion, 24 May 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||24th November, 1805
|Date of Death:
||19th December, 1866
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
24th May, 1827
17th October, 1827
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 127 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 190
||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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Edward Thompson on 4th May, 2012 wrote:
William Forrest was an associate of David Haggart in 1820, and was arrested along with him on 1 March 1820 at an apartment in Johnston Street, North Leith. Haggart escaped from jail on 27 March 1820 and took William Forrest with him. They went to Dumfries, stealing and picking pockets on the way, and were recaptured a month later.
Details in Edinburgh Advertiser, Scotsman etc and in Haggart’s autobiography
Convict Changes History
Geoffrey Court on 9th November, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 24th November, 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th December, 1866 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation