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William Waterford

William Waterford, one of 172 convicts transported on the Minerva, 26 July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Waterford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st November, 1799
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 17th November, 1876
Age: 76 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 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 26th July, 1821
Arrival date: 16th December, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 75 (39)
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

Denis Pember on 11th August, 2015 wrote:

William married (1) Mary Ann Brown, April 15 1828, Richmond, Hawkesbury,New South Wales.  They had one child.  Mary Ann was the Daughter of David Brown (Convict, Pitt, 1792).  Mary Ann died in 1829. 
William subsequently married (2) Susannah Merrick, C1830.  They also had one son.  Susannah was the daughter of Edward Merrick (Convict, Surprize, 1790) and Mary Russell (Convict, Mary Ann, 1791)

Tony Beale on 10th May, 2020 wrote:

Received certificate of freedom May 1835

D Wong on 10th May, 2020 wrote:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England
23 Mar 1821:
William Waterford, charged with uttering forged notes, of the Andover old bank, at Dartford. Guilty— DEATH.

William was listed as 20 years old on arrival:
Description of his Indent (Ancestry) 5’6½” tall, florid complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

18/8/1828: TOL
1/5/1830: TOL in lieu of previous TOL, Hawkesbury.
Description on his TOL - was 5’8½” tall, fair complexion, sandy hair blue eyes.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 11th August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st November, 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th November, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 10th May, 2020 made the following changes:


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