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William Shaddick

William Shaddick, one of 270 convicts transported on the Lord Raglan, 03 March 1858

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Shaddick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 13th October, 1902
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Devon, Exeter Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Raglan
Departure date: 3rd March, 1858
Arrival date: 1st June, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 261 (132)
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 August, 2014 wrote:

William Shaddick was the son of William and Jane Shaddick and was born in Frithelstock, Devon.

C1844: William married Faith Hearne (1825-2/11/1898) and they had 5 children.
Unsure if they had a 6th child born in WA.

1862: Faith and children, Ann, Frederick, John, Sarah and William arrived in WA per ‘Strathallan’.

William was 5’5” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout, cut across right arm, literate and protestant.

30/8/1860: TOL, Perth
27/5/1863: CP
14/1/1875: COF, York.

In the early sixties the district surrounding Narrogin was practically unknown - except to a few shepherds who occasionally visited its more favored spots whilst tending small flocks of sheep owned by the late Mr. W Shaddick, of Mourambine, near Pingelly. The late Charles Quartermaine, of Wagin, selected the first block of land, comprising 100 acres, situated about 1= miles distant, on the Yilliminning Road. He was followed in 1876 by the late John Dodd, who selected a small block on the Cuballing Road which is now the property of Mr. Jas. Callan. The balance of the surrounding country at this time—1876— was held by Mr. Shaddick under pastoral lease. With the exception of the aborigines it was practically unknown and in an entirely virgin state. Prompted by instinct, Mr. Shaddick eventually concluded that such a well-watered, picturesque locality was certain to attract settlement sooner or later, and he therefore selected 100 acres of the land on which Narrogin is built to-day.

19/11/1883 The Daily News, Perth:
The mail from York on Saturday evening conveyed the sad news of a serious accident which, befell a very old and respectable settler at Beverley — Mr. William Shaddick. It happened that while he was engaged in taking the ropes off a dray-load of chaff in bales the ropes yielded unexpectedly, with the result that Mr. Shaddick fell heavily, fracturing his arm in two places.

13/10/1902: William died aged 84 and was buried at Mourambine with Faith.

8/11/1902 Eastern Districts Chronicle, York, WA:
Probate has been granted to the will of William Shaddick, late of Monrambine, farmer, to John Shaddick sworn value, £1642

Convict Changes History

Allei Shaddick on 12th August, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m

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

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th October, 1902 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 1825)

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