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William Taylor

William Taylor, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th August, 1796
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 11th July, 1875
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 227 (114)
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 13th February, 2014 wrote:

William Taylor was born in Ramsbury, Wiltshire.

Father: Henry Taylor
Mother: Mary Gattrell

26/7/1830: Married Catherine Hogan (Edward 1823) they had 6 children.

1833: TOL Inverary/Argyle
1/10/1842: CP

11/7/1875: William died at Braidwood.

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death – ...Wm. Taylor, for burglary and robbery in the house of James Stride at Hindon, ... (All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.) Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 18 Mar 1822

Di Stubbs on 24th March, 2020 wrote:

His parents were Henry Taylor and Mary Gattrell.  They married on 30 December 1793 at Bishops Fonthill Wiltshire. He gave his parents names and date of birth when being re baptised late in life at Braidwood.

Di Stubbs on 25th March, 2020 wrote:

William was born in East Knoyle not Ramsbury.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 15th August, 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th July, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Di Stubbs on 24th March, 2020 made the following changes:


D Wong on 26th March, 2020 made the following changes:


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