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William Paris

William Paris, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Paris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 51 years

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 Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 49(26)
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 12th March, 2014 wrote:

From the Old Bailey:

WILLIAM PARIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 4th of June , a silk handkerchief, value 6 s. the property of Philip Stopford , from his person .

D Wong on 12th March, 2014 wrote:

William was 21 years old when convicted.

1/1/1816: CP

1822 Census: age 33 Windsor, Hawkesbury

1825 Census: age 36 Evan, Greater Sydney.

1828 Census: age 38 Conditional Pardon, Protestant, Labourer, Richmond.

1831: Married Ellen Grant (Eleanor/Helen Grant or Hughes).  She was 39 and arrived per Royal Charlotte) sentence 14 years, and died in 1836. No children.

1837: Married Ann Carver at Richmond, Hawkesbury - 2 children - Ann died in 1855.

Anne had married Robert Broadfoot in 1817 in Richmond, Robert Broadfoot was a soldier in the 46th Regiment of Foot, which arrived in NSW in 1814. The regiment left for Madras in 1817.After the death of Sergeant Robert Broadfoot, Ann married firstly Thomas Marlow in India and after his death, Ann married Alexander Applebe in India. She returned to NSW some time later.

1840: William died.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 12th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 1790), date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), occupation

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