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William Stevenson

William Stevenson, one of 200 convicts transported on the Marquis of Wellington, August 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Stevenson
Aliases: Stephenson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th July, 1788
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 5th March, 1876
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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Marquis of Wellington
Departure date: August, 1814
Arrival date: 27th January, 1815
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 166
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 27th January, 2014 wrote:

William Stephenson (as he was known) was a private in the Royal Artillery and the son of Robert Stephenson and Mary Hill.

William was 5’8 1/2” tall, dark ruddy complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

Assigned to Sir John Jamieson.

4/6/1818: CP

23/11/1818: Married Mary L’Andre (somestimes Landers) daughter of Antionne L’Andre and Ann Cook, born in the colony 1/2/1803 and died 9/4/1888.  They had 17 children.

William initially obtained a land grant near Windsor, William and Mary then owned a number of different Inns in and around Sydney. They bought land in Crookwell in 1839 some time after this they went to live in Crookwell where they bred horses.

5/3/1876: William died at Goulburn and is buried at Crookwell cemetery.

Denis Pember on 18th October, 2017 wrote:

William and Mary and their family to teh date are recorded in the 1828 Census:
Page 354…
[Ref S2427] Stephenson, William, 40, free by servitude, M. Wellington, 1815, Protestant, landholder, Evan.
[Ref S2428] Stephenson, Mary, 25, born in the colony.
[Ref S2429] Stephenson, Elizabeth, 7, born in the colony.
[Ref S2430] Stephenson, Benjamin, 5, born in the colony.
[Ref S2431] Stephenson, Robert, 2, born in the colony.
[Ref S2432] Stephenson, Anthony, 6m, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th July, 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th March, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Stephenson

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