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William Garner

William Garner, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Garner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Cotton spinner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 161 (82)
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

D Wong on 27th October, 2018 wrote:

10/8/1839 Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard Staffordshire, England:
William Garner, 20, Samuel Sykes, 28, and William Brown, 28, uttering a false check for £65.

All were on board the Maitland.

From his Indent on Ancestry:
William Garner was listed as 15 years old on arrival : Native Place: Cheshire.

William was literate, protestant, single, 5’6¼” tall, sallow and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, eyebrows meeting, W.G. and anchor imperfect on upper, seven dots inside lower right arm, seven dots and four small scars back of right hand, scar back of right thumb, WG and anchor on upper left arm, top of left thumb disfigured from a fracture, two scars back of top of little finger of left hand.

1846: TOL Port Macquarie
1/2/1847: TOL Passport : On the recommendation of Commissioner Massie

15/7/1848: TOL Passport : On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Armidale.

16/7/1849: TOL Passport : On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands McLeay.

9/8/1851: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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