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William Smith

William Smith, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indian, July 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Gamekeeper
Date of Death: 30th September, 1865
Age: 81 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indian
Departure date: July, 1810
Arrival date: 16th December, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 20
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

Sydney Ross Smithm on 19th August, 2016 wrote:

The Settlers of the wesT PENNANT PENNANT HILLS Valley
BY Gwen Millhouse.

Denis Pember on 16th March, 2017 wrote:

On 7th September 1812, William married Isabella Brown.
William Smith of the parish of St John Parramatta and Isabella Jones of ditto were married in this church by banns this seventh day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve by me Samuel Marsden.
William signed the register and Isabella made her X mark in the presence of William Bellamy and Ann Bellamy who both also made their X marks.

Denis Pember on 16th March, 2017 wrote:

Isabella was a widow and her maiden name was Isabella Brown (Settler, Came Free, 1807, “Duke of Portand”). She had been previously married to one John Jones in 1808.
Isabella and William had at least 5 children, probably more.

Jennifer Walsh on 18th August, 2017 wrote:

Occupation - Sunday’s Post’ The Bury and Norwich Post, Wednesday, 9 August 1809, Issue 141
Highway Robbery - Criminal Register Entry for William Smith, England and Wales Criminal Registers 1791-1892

Convict Changes History

Sydney Ross Smithm on 19th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Jennifer Walsh on 11th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th September, 1865 (prev. 1878)

Jennifer Walsh on 18th August, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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