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William Watson

William Watson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th April, 1838
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 288. Tasmanian Archives - convicts (pg 15)
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

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.
No; 472
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)

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