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William Knight

William Knight, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Knight
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 278
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

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

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