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William Metcalf

William Metcalf, one of 200 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Metcalf
Aliases: Metcalfe, Metcraft
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 14th January, 1806
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
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 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 7th October, 1829
Arrival date: 18th February, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 221 (113)
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

D Wong on 21st April, 2019 wrote:

William Metcalf was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kent.

William was literate, single, 5’2½” tall, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, no body marks.

Assigned to James McFarlane, Argyle, NSW.

23/2/1837: TOL.
Prisoner’s No. 30/245
Allowed to remain in the District of Goulburn.

C1838: (no exact date given) Permission to marry Catherine Neale (Sarah and Elizabeth) - she was 24 and on Bond - William Metcalfe** was 32 and had TOL.

12/10/1838: Married at Church of England, St Saviours, Goulburn.
20/9/1839: William at Grampian Hills, Goulburn.
18/11/1840: Charles (listed as Metcraft) all born Grampian Hills.

26/8/1841: TOL Passport, Goulburn Bench.

14/10/1843: COF

Family websites have William dying at Tumbarumba, NSW.  Also the surname may have changed over the years to Metcraft.

Jennifer Kohu on 22nd April, 2019 wrote:

born in Bekenham Kent to Abraham Metcalf and Elizabeth Smith

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Metcalfe, alias2: Metcraft, date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Jennifer Kohu on 22nd April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 14th January, 1806 (prev. 1805)

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