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Isaac Williams

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 10th April, 1834
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Lincoln. Parts of Lindsey Quarter Sess.
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 193 (98)
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

D Wong on 23rd October, 2016 wrote:

Isaac Williams was 25 years old when transported for ‘Cutting the tails and manes off 9 horses’.  Isaac was born in Meath County, Ireland.

Isaac was 5’ 9 1/2” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes.

12/9/1823: Assigned to Catherine Dowdall (widow of Michael Dowdall, Atlas 1802).
15/9/1823: Requested Permission to marry Mary Dowdall (Catherine & Michael’s daughter).
15/11/1823: They married at St. Marys Cathedral, Parramatta - they had 4 sons.

1828 Census: Isaac and Mary were both living at Kissing point.

10/4/1834: Isaac drowned in Sydney Harbour, no body was found so no record of death is recorded, at the time of death he is listed as a timber merchant & builder with an address in Cambridge St.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th April, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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