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William Rustin

William Rustin, one of 171 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 11 August 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Rustin
Aliases: Rusten, Ruston
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Brassfounder
Date of Death: 19th August, 1883
Age: 85 years

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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 11th August, 1820
Arrival date: 31st December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 371 (187)
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

Wendy Smith on 19th March, 2019 wrote:

Married 18 September 1839 Mary Ann Salkilld by Rev. Edward Smith.  Queanbeyan Church of England Marriage records.  Conditional Pardon issued on 1 May 1840 supported by A. T. faunce, T. A. Murray, J. J. Wright and T. Macquoid.  Mrs Ruston was the first matron of the Queanbeyan Asylum i.e. Queanbeyan Hospital 1848 approx.  Mr William Rusten assisted at the Asylum.  Queanbeyan and District pp 43 & 112.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 19th March, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Rusten, alias2: Ruston, date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th August, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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