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William Swann

William Swann, one of 200 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 02 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Swann
Aliases: Swan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th June, 1811
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 18th December, 1883
Age: 72 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: House breaking
Convicted at: Nottingham Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 2nd December, 1829
Arrival date: 7th May, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 248
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

Wendy Smith on 14th March, 2019 wrote:

Married Jane Woodman formally Wilson nee Getty on 14 May 1845 at Christ Church, Queanbeyan by Rev. Edward Smith.  Reference Queanbeyan Anglican Parish Marriage records and Convict Application to Marry.  Former occupation Twist net maker.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 14th March, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Swan, date of birth: 30th June, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th December, 1883 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Wendy Smith on 14th March, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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