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William Sketchley, one of 228 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntley, 05 April 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 316
||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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