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William Watts

William Watts, one of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle, 05 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 6th August, 1874
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Argyle
Departure date: 5th March, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 44
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

Rebecca Hart on 24th February, 2014 wrote:

Convict permission to marry granted 11 JUN 1838 to free settler Caroline Matthews, in Entally, Carrick, TASMANIA

Ticket-of-leave granted 11 SEP 1837
Ticket-of-leave cancelled 4 FEB 1840 - found guilty of misconduct
Conditional pardon no.3138 granted 2 AUG 1841
Certified free 28 AUG 1849

Caroline died 13 AUG 1863 in Deloraine, TASMANIA.  William left their 4 living children & moved to Port Phillip.

Married Hannah Jane Byrne (nee Lynch) 21 NOV 1863 in Darly, VICTORIA.  They had 2 children & established a farm.

Died 6 AUG 1874 at Rosebank Cottege, Toolern Vale, VICTORIA.

Convict Changes History

Rebecca Hart on 24th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th August, 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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