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William Foster, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 312
||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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D Wong on 8th June, 2014 wrote:
William Foster, was a child convict, born in Warwickshire and convicted of housebreaking in Warwick at age 11 and transported after some time on the hulks. He survived all of this and was apprenticed as a shipwright on arrival at
In the 1828 census he is married to Anastasia O’Neil, living in Cumberland Street, the Rocks, with two children and gives his arrival in the colony as 1803, Anastasia is the daughter of Thomas O’Neil (O’Neal), Friendship 1800, and Anne Kennedy, Experiment II 1809.
29/2/1812: Conditional Pardon.
19/9/1823: Conditional Pardon, renewed, having been returned much mutilated and torn up.
By 1834 he was the owner of 5 homes in Cumberland and Cambridge Streets, Sydney.
He died in 1846. His Will left 18 houses to be divided between his children. John and Robert Campbell, of Campbell’s Wharf, and George Atherden were executors of the Will.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th June, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime