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William Watts

William Watts, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 69 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: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd August, 1823
Arrival date: 15th March, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 90
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

Jan Neaves on 23rd January, 2018 wrote:

Born York died Warkworth NSW
Married Irish convict Ann O,Brien
Died wealthy owner of hotels and farms
Had a large family
Grave St Phillips Church Warkworth
Assigned to Robert Scott as horse groom

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851

Name: Ann O’Brien. Age: 21. Birth Year: Abt 1812
Spouse: William Watts. Age; 25. Ship; Guildford. 14 years. Ticket of Leave
Request Status: Granted
Date of Permission; 3 Apr 1833
Clergyman; Wm John Wood, Maitland.

Convict Changes History

Jan Neaves on 23rd January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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