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William Swaine

William Swaine, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Swaine
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: No details
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 194
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 24th August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Age; 45. Est birth year; 1774
Native Place: Oxfordshire
Calling; Seaman
Date of Trial: 2 March 1819
Height; 5 ft. 6 inches.
Complexion: Fair
Hair: Brown to Grey
Eyes; Blue
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1819 - 30 Dec. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Description: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Recovery ” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution
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1822 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Event Description: On lists of persons forming roads under the direction of James Johnson, overseer, from 21 Oct 1818 to 2 Mar 1822

Event Description: Referred to in evidence before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department
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1823 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Page 408
Name;  William Swaine
Ship: Recovery 1
No;——-
Where and by whom convicted.  Penrith M McHenry Esq.
Sentence: Renewal of Original Sentence
Date of Conviction; 17 May 1823.
Trade; Shepherd
Ship; Recovery
Original Where, When & Sentence.  Winchester. 2nd March 1819. Life

Noted against his name; Died at Port Macquarie (Before 1828)
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1822 -  Mar. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Description: On lists of persons forming roads under the direction of James Johnson, overseer, from 21 Oct 1818 to 2 Mar 1822
Comments: Per “Recovery “, 1819
Page: 97
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1823 - 23 May - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Description: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson”
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1823 - 30 May. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Description: Runaway from Emu Plains lately apprehended

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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