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Henry Williams, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Bristol City Quarter Session
30th July, 1819
18th December, 1819
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 187 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 189 (96)
||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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Wise, Judith on 19th November, 2019 wrote:
Birth:Bristol Qtr Sessions on 19 April 1819 show his age as 22 so, b:1797, He arrived on the “Recovery” on 16 Dec 1819. Henry Williams married Catherine WATSON at St Matthews Church Windsor on 26 Dec 1823. A child Sarah was b:1829 to Catherine, and baptised as Sarah WILLIAMS, but there is doubt about him being the father as when Sarah married and died, her father was recorded as being Isaac WISE. Henry was still alive in 1831 as recorded in a trial at that time. In 1839 Catherine applied for a duplicate of her “Certificate of Freedom” and she signed as “wife” of Henry Williams, but in 1844 when signing as a witness to her son’s marriage she signed as: Sarah WISE of the Murray River. (Note: Over many years she alternated between the Christian names of Catherine and Sarah).On 9 Feb 1850 an item in the “Goulburn Herald” states she was the “widow” of Henry Williams. So he must have died prior to this date. Nothing else has been found in my research about his life in Australia other than his arrival in Australia, his marriage, and trial in 1831. (J Wise - Wise Family Historian)
Convict Changes History
Wise, Judith on 19th November, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), occupation