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William Welch

William Welch, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Welch
Aliases: Walsh
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 16th March, 1824
Arrival date: 12th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 119 (61)
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

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
William Welsh, age on arrival, 17, Countess of Harcourt (3) 1824, Tried at Lancaster (Liverpool Boro) QS, England. 1823. 7 years. DOB, 1807, Native place, Dublin, Carter.

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 wrote:

1828 Census Image (Familysearch)
Both at the Government Civil Establishment at Bathurst.
John Walsh age 22, convict. Co. Harcourt, 1824, 7 years, catholic, Labourer.
Willm. Walsh, age 20, convict, Co Harcourt,  7 years, catholic, Labourer.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Maureen Withey on 4th September, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Walsh

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