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John Williams

John Williams, one of 152 convicts transported on the Hindostan, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 17th December, 1827
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 24th November, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 68. Tasmanian Archives.
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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Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

John WILLIAMS was originally charged and convicted for forgery and was transported to New South Wales, Australia (14 yr sentence) per the ship ‘Hindostan’ in 1821.
He stated he had run away from the service of G. Windsor, Sydney.  He went to VDL per the Mary and then the Caroline to Macquarie Island (west coast of Tasmania). He then stowed away on the Rambler and went to Batavia, then back to England on the Hope.

John was arrested and tried at Middlesex, London on 14 Sept 1826 for returning from transportation. He was given a life sentence and sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship Governor Ready arriving 31 July 1827.

Stated he was a single man of no religion. Place of birth - Runcorn, Chesire, England.

VDL:
No details on the Conduct Record but must have been assigned to Macquarie Harbour as on 8 December 1827 he was charged, along with Lacy and others, with murder. Death sentence.  He was executed on 17 Dec 1827.  (recorded on conduct sheet)

(n.b. there are several other persons named “John Williams” as convicts in these records)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 68. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 68), date of birth: 180

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