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William Watkins, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 162
||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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D Wong on 6th December, 2018 wrote:
16/3/1839 The Glamorgan Monmouth and Brecon Gazette and Merthyr Guardian:
(In part) Isaac Watkins, and Richard Hudson, were then charged with demanding money with menaces from William Rees, with intent to steal the same, and were fully committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions.
17/8/1839 The Glamorgan Monmouth and Brecon Gazette and Merthyr Guardian:
REMOVAL OF TRANSPORTS.__On Monday last the following prisoners were removed from our county gaol, to be put on board the Ganymede Hulk, at Woolwich, previous to their being sent out of the country, in pursuance of their respective sentences: -
viz,__For Life: William Watkins, 22, Isaac Watkins, 21, Richard Hudson, 17, and John Thomas, 25, for robbery with violence.
Isaac Watkins, William Watkins and John Thomas were all on board the Maitland 1840.
(Note: 2 John Thomas’s on the Maitland, 2nd one was tried at Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions).
William Watkins was the brother of Isaac Watkins.
William was 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Glamorganshire.
William was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’5¼” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey to blue eyes, eyebrows meeting, two small scars on centre of forehead, W.W.I.W, fish, woman inside lower right arm, lost the left arm Brother to No. 86. (Ancestry Convict Indents).
1846: TOL, Macquarie.
10/12/1849: TOL Passport
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th December, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime