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William Paterson

William Paterson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Paterson
Aliases: Patterson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 169 (86)
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 24th August, 2018 wrote:

William Paterson was 23 years old on arrival - his native place by Edinburgh, he was Presbyterian.

William was 5’2” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, eye rows meeting, dark mole inside lower right arm, two scars back of left thumb, literate, single.

1844: TOL Bathurst
17/6/1851: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th August, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Patterson, date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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