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William Sawyer, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Frs labourer & ploughman
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Suffolk Quarter Sessions
6th April, 1824
27th July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 145 (74)
||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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D Wong on 25th February, 2018 wrote:
William Sawyer was listed as being 24 years old on arrival in VDL. He was born on Orphew, Suffolk.
Transported for ‘Stealin two £1 notes.
Proper name William Sayer, he worked for Mr. Mumford.
Gaol Report: Bad character had been imprisoned for Felony pervious to this Conviction.
William was 5’11” tall, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes, flesh mole left breast, scar thick of thumb left hand.
William was married.
Father and mother at Suffolk - a shoemaker.
19/1/1827 Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser, Hobart:
Samuel Field, James Goodwin, Benjamin
Stratford, William Rodd, and William Sawyer,
were indicted for stealing a pig, the property of Mr. John Smith ; after a very long trial,
Field and Goodwin were found guilty, and
the others acquitted.
10/11/1827: Colonial conviction: Launceston - 3 years.
6/8/1830 Colonial Times, Hobart:
William Sawyer, an absentee for the last six months - sentenced three years to Macquarie Harbour.
1830-32 Musters: Transported to Macquarie Harbour.
1833 Muster: Free Certificate 21/10/1833
22/10/1838: Hobart Town QS - Life.
16/5/1883: There is a death listed for a William Sawyer, died aged 84 (born 1799) at the New Town Charitable Institution.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 25th February, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Sayer, date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime