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William Turner, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th July, 1873
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
3rd July, 1822
6th November, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 155 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
||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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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.
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