Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Henry Williams

Henry Williams, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Bristol City Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 189 (96)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Henry Williams was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Henry Williams?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

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

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au