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William Wells

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wells
Aliases: Sadler (alias)
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Berks. 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 9 (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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Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1

Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folios 2-3: William Wells, aged 27, convict, taken ill off Woolwich; sick or hurt, catarrh; put on sick list 26 March 1821, discharged 27 March 1821.

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folios 3-4: 28th March 1821; a great number of the prisoners complained of various theft being committed in the prison during the night, and James Thompson was caught with his hand in one of their pockets, put him in double irons. Handcuffed Griffith David for fighting with the men who were employed in cleaning the prison, also Thomas Gardiner for filthiness and other improper conduct. Ordered one iron off William Wells for coming forward and giving me the names of the aforesaid. At 6pm ordered the handcuffs to be taken off from the men above mentioned.

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant, Surgeon’s Log:
Folios 12-20 and 27-40: William Wells, aged 27, convict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, fever, his head is much affected, skin hot and dry, tongue dry and brown in the middle, pulse small and frequent with pain in the umbilical region; put on sick list 27 April 1821, discharged 26 July 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Sadler (alias) (prev. Sadler (Alias))

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