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William Turner

William Turner, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 20th July, 1873
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
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

elly Krieg on 27th January, 2019 wrote:

Convicted 11 March 1822. Absolute pardon 1844.  William Turner became the first Post Master in Geelong, he was also the first to organise that mail for England left from and arrived at Geelong rather than people having to send their mail to Melbourne first.

D Wong on 28th January, 2019 wrote:

William Turner was born in Grenada.
He was 22 years old on arrival.

William was 5’5” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, pockpitted, hair mole on left arm, mole on right cheek.

Parents in Chelmsford.

11/7/1826: Married Ann Williams at Hobart - They had 2 children:
9/5/1827: Sarah Ann Turner
No Date - Harriet Turner.
(Ann Williams 21/6/1802-28/4/1830 died Hobart).

1830-1833 Musters: Public Works.

9/11/1835: Married Sarah Waters (Jane 1833).  They had 5 children:
1838: William Henry Turner
2/11/1842: Amelia Turner
1848: Christina Turner
1837: George Meadows Turner
22/6/1851: Noah Turner.

21/8/1837: CP
8/10/1844: Absolute Pardon.

20/7/1873: William Turner died and wa buried at the Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

elly Krieg on 27th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 28th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th July, 1873 (prev. 1873), occupation

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