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William Wells

William Wells, one of 200 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 7th October, 1829
Arrival date: 18th February, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 224
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 8th December, 2020 wrote:

CS Ref No: 38/04510
Letter, dated 16/4/1838, to the Hon. Colonial Secretary,  submitting List of 4 Prisoners whose term of servitude at Moreton Bay has
expired & who desire to remain – such additional servitude to lead to ticket of leave - labour needed [No 38/7]
Recommends William Wells, Thomas Holford & John Edmonds – ticket of leave
Also re William Booth – sawyer
List of Convicts whose Colonial Sentences have expired who wish to remain at Moreton Bay until they become entitled to the indulgence of a Ticket of Leave
1 William Wells/ “Katherine Stewart Forbes” – bricklayer
2 Thomas Holford/ “Atlas” 4 – sawyer
3 John Edmonds/ “Lord Melville” – harness maker
4 William Booth/ “Aurora” – sawyer

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th December, 2020 made the following changes:


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