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William Waters

William Waters, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Waters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 234
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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Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 January 2020), September 1818, trial of WILLIAM WATERS JOHN HURLOCK (t18180909-260).
WILLIAM WATERS, JOHN HURLOCK, Theft > grand larceny, 9th September 1818.

1320. WILLIAM WATERS and JOHN HURLOCK were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July , one saw, value 2s., the goods of John Davis ; four saws, value 5s.; one chisel, value 6d.; one screw-driver, value 1s.; one hammer, value 2d., and one coat, value 6d. , the goods of James Braine .

JOHN DAVIS. I am a bedstead-maker , and lives at Leipzic Cottage, City-road . On the 19th of July, about nine o’clock in the morning, I found my shop broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone.

GEORGE JAMES BRAINE . I am Mr. Davis’s journeyman . I missed the things out of the shop.

THOMAS MAYHEW. I am a patrol of Bow-street. On the 19th of July, about a quarter after three o’clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners come from Leipzic Cottage, and walk down the City-road; one of them appeared bulky round the body. I secured Hurlock; the things fell from under his coat. Williams run away.

JOHN AVERY. I am a Bow-street officer., I was with Mayhew, and saw the prisoners come from the back of Leipzic Cottage, each had a great-coat on, and appeared bulky; Mayhew took Hurlock, and I took Waters-the saw fell from his back; he slipped his arms out of his coat, and ran off. I followed, and took him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WATERS’S Defence. I saw Hurlock looking at the things; he asked me to carry the coat and saw for him.

HURLOCKS’S Defence. I found them among some rubbish.

WATERS - GUILTY . Aged 20.


Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

List of men sent from England to Port Jackson per Prince Regent (Anderson) to Hobart Town per Castle Forbes.
William Waters,  age 22, seaman, Tried at Middx, Sep 1818, 7 years, native of London. Lame right leg.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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