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William Marks

William Marks, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Marks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing cheese
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 243 (123)
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

Maureen Withey on 22nd April, 2019 wrote:

The following prisoners were sentenced as under: Seven Years Transportation. … Wm. Marks for stealing 8 lbs of cheese belonging to Giles Mizen, at Trowbridge; Francis Norris, for stealing corn, the property of Mr Goddard, of Cliffe Pypard.
Bath Chronicle, 22 Jan 1824

D Wong on 23rd April, 2019 wrote:

22/1/1824 Bath Chronicle:
Wm. Marks for stealing 8 lbs of cheese belonging to Giles Mizen, at Trowbridge.

William Marks was 23 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Wiltshire.

William was 5’4¾” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, very well.

Assigned to Best.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
MARKS, William. Per “Hercules”, 1825

1825 Jul 19:  On return of convicts who have money lodged in the Savings Bank of New South Wales (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.295b)

1/3/1831: COF

29/11/1832: Permission to marry Catherine Lyham (Palambam) she was 21 and on Bond - William was 29 and free.
No marriage listed on the NSW BDM.

5/5/1834: COF renewed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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