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William Watts

William Watts, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 11th February, 1835
Age: 29 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 7 years

Crime: Riotous conduct & felony
Convicted at: Southampton Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 6
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

Ray West on 10th December, 2014 wrote:

Was convicted of theft of £5 from Thomas Evans of Burghclere, Berkshire, also riotously assembled (with 100 others)and feloniously destroying a threshing machine property of John Fosbury at Highclere.

D Wong on 13th December, 2014 wrote:

William was 25 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was born at Imping, Berks.

William was 5’5 1/2” tall, brown hair and eyes, dark swarthy complexion, single.

1832 Muster: On loan to Mr G Thornley
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr G Turnley (Thornley?)

1835 Muster: William died at HMC Hospital.  The date of death is given as the 2/2/1835.

Convict Changes History

Ray West on 10th December, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th February, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 13th December, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000)

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