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William Raisin, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
||William Raison, William Reason
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO27/18, page 72). UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item: 4/4007; Microfiche: 644)& (TOL HO10/56)& Convict Lists HO10/18. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 255 (129)
||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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Cynthia Cheney on 25th May, 2020 wrote:
William’s wife Mary joined her convict husband in Hobart with their 2 children.The surname was actually Reason not Raisin. They had 6 children in all. William and Mary left Tasmania and sailed to South Australia arriving in Adelaide on 9 October 1845 on the ship “Margaret”and they lived in SA all their lives.
Iris Dunne on 25th May, 2020 wrote:
Criminal Registers: Offence Burglary, Sentence Death
Prison Hulk ship Laurel moored at Portsmouth, Named Wm Raisin, aged 25, Received 26 May 1819, Offence Burglary
Indents: Conviction 3 March 1819
1822 Convict List: Employed at the Public Works
Ticket of Leave No. 186/ 1840
Cynthia Cheney on 28th June, 2020 wrote:
At the time of his offence, William had married Mary Kennedy in 1816 in Banbury, Oxford. Mary with their 2 children joined him in Hobart. They went on to have 4 more children. His eldest daughter Sarah married George Beale , also a convict. William and Sarah followed the Beale family to South Australia where they lived until their deaths - William in 1868 and Mary in 1877. They are buried in the Hindmarsh cemetery.
Convict Changes History
Cynthia Cheney on 25th May, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m
Iris Dunne on 25th May, 2020 made the following changes:
source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO27/18, page 72). UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item: 4/4007; Microfiche: 644)& (TOL HO10/56)& Convict Lists HO10/18. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microf