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William Steward

William Steward, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Steward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Barber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 370
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Name; William Steward. Age; 30
No; 71
Unable to Read or write.
Native County; Jamaca W I
Trade; Barber
Offence; Stealing Cutlery
Trial; Manchester - 21 Jan 1828 - 7 years - 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. 6 in
Complexion; Black
Hair; Black Curly
Eyes; Black
Assigned George James Esq. Bathurst
Date of Certificate; 34/246
Additional Remarks; African Black, middle finger on bothe hands crooked

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 wrote:

1828 - Census. No; 75. William Stewart. Countess Harcourt, 29 Road Gang

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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