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William Foster

William Foster, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 18 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 18th July, 1827
Arrival date: 25th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 224
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship: John - 1827
No; 13
Name; William Forster. Age; 35. [1792]

Unable to Read & write. Widower, Native County; Derby
Trade; Farm Servant
Offence; Highway Robbery
Trial; Derby, 19 March - Life
Height; 5 ft. 9 in
Complexion; Fresh ruddy.
Hair; Dark brown to grey
Eyes; Grey
Date of Certificate;
Assigned; Richard Archibald, Hunters Hill
Additional Remarks; DIED; 2 March 1835 in Sydney Hospital
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Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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