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William Smith Gross

William Smith Gross, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smith Gross
Aliases: Grose
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1859
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 410
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

Jenni McTiernan on 20th June, 2016 wrote:

Arrived in 1808. Absconded in 1813. Caught and pilloried 3 times before being sent to Newcastle for 7 years.Returned to Parramatta and married fellow convict Elizabeth Wray in 1826.They had 9 children.Was the publican of The Strong Man Parramatta 1834-1837.Died in 1859 and buried in St Johns cemetery Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Jenni McTiernan on 20th June, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Grose (prev. Gross), date of death: 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st June, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Gross (prev. Grose), alias1: Grose

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