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William Watts

William Watts, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bedford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 183 (94)
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

D Wong on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette Huntingdonshire, England
15 Jan 1831:
THOS. COOK, aged 30, and WILLIAM WATTS, aged 37, charged with stealing, on the 7th of Nov. 7 pieces of pickled pork, value 30s. the property of Rich. Labrum, of Battlesden.__7 years’ transportation.

No ship found for Thomas Cook.

William Watts was listed as 36 years old on arrival.

Previous convictions:
Once for Stealing ### 3 Mos. again 2 Mos. for Vagrancy again Vagrancy 6 Weeks - again One Month Vagrancy.

William was 5’6¾” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, light hazel eyes, very small ears, natural mark under left eye.
Married with 5 children, wife, Ann at Chorleigh, Bedford.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. James Hobbs.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. H. Collins.

Conduct Record: Empty.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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