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William Sketchley

William Sketchley, one of 228 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntley, 05 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Sketchley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Huntley
Departure date: 5th April, 1830
Arrival date: 21st August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 316
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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Jayne Jardim on 28th June, 2013 wrote:


A native of Leicestershire, William Sketchley became a weaver who could read & write, but in 1830 aged 19 was transported for seven years for stealing. In 1837 he married Mary Shutt (nee Cross) at Newcastle, and moved to Williams River. Four of their six children survived, but Mary died in 1849.

Sketchley became a landholder of 85 acres and married Jane McConckey from Ireland in 1851, and his house on his land at Doribank became their home for the rest of their lives. Originally a one roomed house it was enlarged and added to as the family grew. Ten of their children survived.

William died in 1884, and his second wife in 1902. Both are buried in Morpeth Cemetery. Descendants of this large family still reside in the distric

Convict Changes History

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