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William Green, one of 140 convicts transported on the Dick, 02 October 1820
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 7 years
2nd October, 1820
12th March, 1821
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 140 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 404
||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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Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 wrote:
william Green was sent to Moreton Bay to help build the new penal settlement, and not as a result of a colonial sentence.
Moreton Bay Prisoner Register.
No 2. William Green, per Dick, tried at Hertford 11 July 1820, 7 years. Trade- Bricklayer. No details of any Colonial Conviction. To Sydney 9 Oct 1826.
Description: Wm. Green, native of Hertfordshire, age 31, 5 ft 5. dark comp, fair hair, hazle eyes.
He is mentioned in the Colonial Secretary’s correspondence.
SRNSW Ref No. 4/1917.1
Under heading: Nominal Return of Crown Prisoners at Moreton Bay.
William Green, - Dick – bricklayer.
General Return of public labour at Moreton Bay from 25 Dec 1825 to 24 March 1826 inclusive.
Clerks, Constables, Overseers, etc.
Bricklayers erecting buildings, chimneys, etc.
50. William Green – bricklayer. (He is one of 2 bricklayers listed).
The undermentioned persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom, during the last week, viz:
Dick … William Green.
Sydney Gazette, 23 July 1827.
Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2020 wrote:
He was one of the first group of 29 convicts to go to Moreton Bay on the Amity which departed Sydney on the 1st September 1824, bound for Moreton Bay. Many of them had skills which would be useful in establishing a new settlement. They arrived at Redcliffe 12th September, and set up temporary huts and gardens to plant vegetables. They did not feel the site was very suitable, so by May 1825, the settlement was moved to Brisbane, a few miles upstream.
Many of the convicts were volunteers who hoped to gain their ticket-of-leave as a reward for helping to establish the new penal colony.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes: