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William Fraser, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 20 years
||Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
27th August, 1852
16th December, 1852
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 293 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 520
||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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Leonie Dolley on 11th April, 2013 wrote:
Didn’t know what to put this under. William was charged for carnal knowledge by having sex with a woman by pretending to be her husband. He received a conditional pardon in1855, certificate of freedom in 1867 and he was found drowned at Hobart in 1868.
Lee chambers on 18th May, 2016 wrote:
Crime was carnally knowing a woman. She thought it was her husband, (but it was his brother)
Convict Changes History
Leonie Dolley on 11th April, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1820, date of death 1868, gender, occupation
Lee chambers on 18th May, 2016 made the following changes: