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William Smith

William Smith, one of 230 convicts transported on the Isabella, April 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th June, 1884
Age: 87 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 14 years

Crime: Bad notes
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 3rd April, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 15 (9)
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 14th January, 2014 wrote:

Three William Smith’s on this voyage.

William Smith was 26 years old and transported for ‘Having in his possession, 3 forged and counterfeit bank notes, knowing them to be stolen.

William’s occupation was a “Watch spring maker”.

16/5/1828: TOL Argyle.

1828 Census: A Stock Keeper for Frazer Oakes in Sutton Forest.

June 1831: Permission to marry Elizabeth Ritchie, aged 19 (free).

1/7/1831: Married Elizabeth at Sutton Forest.  They had 13 children.

22/2/1832: COF

8/6/1884: William died at Wagallalah, District of Gunning.

Brian smith on 2nd May, 2017 wrote:

His birth year is 1797 confirmed by ticket of leave and death certificate submitted by Brian smith a great great grandson of william

Brian smith on 8th May, 2017 wrote:

First TOL 1827 altered 1830 second TOL1837 elizabeth died april 1879 both buried methodist section gunning cemetry

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth 1792, date of death 8th June, 1884, gender, crime

Brian smith on 8th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 1792)

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