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William Knight, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
29th March, 1820
7th August, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 191 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 278
||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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Carolyn Nock on 9th January, 2017 wrote:
William Knight was a baker in London. His trial date was 1 July 1819 Westminster. He was 5’ 5” tall, fair skin/ruddy. Brown eyes. By 1828 (1828 Census NSW) he was a shopkeeper in Parramatta with his wife Mary. He married Mary (Levingston) by Banns at St John’s Church Parramatta on 8th Sept 1824. Mary had come to the Colony as a free woman on the “Greenock” 1824. Mary died in 1833. William married a second time to Sarah Maria Baxter by Banns at St. Phillips Church Sydney 4 June 1834. By now William was a householder. They had 3 hildren, Jessie b. 1837, Sydney W. b. 1839, Adeliade R. b. 1841. From at least 1844 until his death in 1852, William Knight was a hotelier and the lessee of the Victoria Theatre which was in 325 Castlereagh Street, Sydney; he was co-owner for a period of time of this theatre with Joseph Wyatt the well-known businesman and theatre owner/theatrical producer.
Convict Changes History
Carolyn Nock on 9th January, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), occupation