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William Watts

William Watts, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Larceny
Convicted at: Derby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 10
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

Stuart Ian Morris on 4th April, 2013 wrote:

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
Friday 3 May 1822 p 1 Advertising
“The undermentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective employments, and some of them at large with false Certificates, all Constables and others are herby required to use their utmost Exertions on lodging them in safe Custody:-”...
“3. Wm. Watts, per Adamant ; l8 yrs. old ; nat. of Leicestershire; 5 ft. 2¾ in; hazel eyes; brown hair; fair florid complexion ; govt, servt. to Mr. Lord.”

Stuart Ian Morris on 4th April, 2013 wrote:

Oops, right paper, wrong listing: Friday 10 May 1822 p 2 Detailed lists, results, guides . Please amend.

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 wrote:

Adamant Medical Journal 29/4/1821 - William Watts was put in irons on the Adamant for not assisting in the cleaning of the prison.

1823: Colonial Secretary: On list of runaways who have been apprehended or accounted for; reported drowned in the Isle of France.

Stuart Ian Morris on 4th April, 2013 wrote:

Was aged 18 when transported, and still on the superintendents absentee list in 1825.

Convict Changes History

Stuart Ian Morris on 4th April, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1823, gender

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803

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