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William Watson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th April, 1838
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 288.
Tasmanian Archives - convicts (pg 15)
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2013 wrote:
Charged at Plymouth for stealing 100 pounds from a dwelling. Believed to belong to a gang of house breakers. Life Sentence on 10/08/1829. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania).
Hulk Report: Good
Married - widower.
25/10/1830: Assigned to G.A. Robinson
1836: Assigned to Mr. Scott.
Died at H.M. Hospital 05/04/1839.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 wrote:
1839 - Burials in the Parish of St, Davids, Hobart Town.
Name; William Watson
Abode; Hobart Town
When buried; 8 April
Age; 45 years
Ship’s Name; Sir Charles Forbes 2nd
Quality or profession. Convict
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; Wm Bedford
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2013 made the following changes:
source, date of death 5th April, 1838, gender, crime
Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000)