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William Swan

William Swan, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Swan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 199 (101)
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

Maureen Withey on 26th October, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

SWAN, William. Per “Baring”, 1815.

1817 Jun 10 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.178)

1823 Jul 8 - On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.22)

1825 Aug 8,Oct, Nov 14 - Of Liverpool. Memorials, including list of convicts mustered in his employ during 1823 to 1825 (Fiche 3158; 4/1844B No.784 pp.857-70). Replies, 29 Aug, 7 & 21 Nov (Reel 6015, 4/3515 pp.251, 553; Reel 6016, 4/3516 p.16)

1825 Nov 21 - On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.102)


1828 Census index.
William Swan, age 47, F.S. Baring, 1818, 7 years, protestant, Farmer, Botany district, holds 100 acres of land, of which 10 are cleared and cultivated.
Catherine Swan or Burn, age 54, Indispensible, 1808, 7 years, protestant.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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