Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

William Fraser

William Fraser, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Fraser
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 20 years

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 520
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If William Fraser was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about William Fraser?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

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:


This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au