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William Freeman

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Freeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Amboyna
Departure date: 1st July, 1821
Arrival date: 27th December, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 3 other convicts

References

Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. Moreton Bay Convict Record.
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Maureen Withey on 27th December, 2019 wrote:

William Freeman was one of four convicts sent from India to New South Wales around 1821-1822.

Colonial Secretary Index.
FREEMAN, William. Per “Amboyna”, 1822
1821 Jan 1 -Convict sent to Sydney by Indian Government per “Amboyna” (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.254)
1822 Feb 21 - Convict transported from Calcutta per “Amboyna” (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.300)
1822 May 20, Aug 6 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.39)
1823 Jan 3 - Convict transported from Calcutta per “Amboyna” (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.289).

The other 3 convicts on the same journey on the ship, Amboyna, were:
William Powell – died on the journey.
Patrick Collins
William Honeyman - died on the journey.

The Colonial Secretary Index, has this information about the Amboyna:

“AMBOYNA” 1820 Apr - Bound for Batavia and Calcutta. Re attested copy of muster roll of (Reel 6018; 4/3521 pp.252-3)

1821 Jan 1- Four convicts sent to Sydney by Indian Government on (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.254)
1822 Feb 21 - Convicts transported from Calcutta on (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.300)
1823 Jan 3 - Convicts transported from Calcutta on appeared in a “Clean and Healthy state” (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.289)

Note that the last 3 entries all relate to the same journey.

William Freeman as sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement, following a Colonial sentence.

Moreton Bay Convict Record:
William Freeman, Amboyna, Madras, 9 Oct 1820, 7 yrs. Labourer. Col sent: Gen Sess, Sydney, 20 July 1825, 12 months, discharged. Run 5 Jan 1826.

Absconded prisoners.
3. Freeman Wm. Amboyna, from Moreton-bay.
Sydney Gazette, 22 Apr 1826.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 27th December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. Moreton Bay Convict Record. (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Freeman, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, cr

Maureen Withey on 27th July, 2020 made the following changes:

voyage

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