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John Williams

John Williams, one of 140 convicts transported on the Dick, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th November, 1831
Age: 53 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: -
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Dick
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th March, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 140 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 408
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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Denis Pember on 17th November, 2015 wrote:

John and his wife, Elizabeth were both convicted at Stafford Assizes, on 20 July 1820 and both sentenced to Transportation for 14 years. At least 5 of their children accompanied Elizabeth when she was Transported on “Providence”, arriving January 7th 1822. John had arrived 10 months earlier on “Dick” which arrived March 12 1821. His brother William was also Transported on the same vessel.

Denis Pember on 17th November, 2015 wrote:

Census 1822:-
Williams, John, convict, Dick, 14 years, government servant, G. Gambling, Sydney
Williams, Elizabeth, convict, Providence, 14, years, wife of above.
Williams, Lydia, F, 16, came free, child of above.
Williams, Emma, 13, came free, child of above.
Williams, Edwin, 11, came free, child of above.
Williams, John, 9, came free, child of above.
Williams, Joseph, G, 7, came free, child of above.

Census 1825:-
Williams, John, Dick, 1821, 14 years, government servant to Lydia Williams Sydney.
Williams, Elizabeth, Providence, 1822, life, government servant to Ann Williams, Sydney.
Williams, Ann, came free, Northampton, 1815, employed by Lucy Williams, Sydney.
Williams, Lydia, came free, Providence, 1822, daughter of John Williams, Sydney.
Williams, Emma, came free, Providence, 1822, daughter of John Williams, Sydney
Williams, Edwin, came free, Providence, 1822, son of John Williams, Sydney.
Williams, John, came free, Providence, 1822, son of John Williams, Sydney.
Williams, Joseph, came free, Providence, 1822, son of John Williams, Sydney.

Denis Pember on 17th November, 2015 wrote:

Census 1828:-
[Ref W1808] Williams, John, 50, government servant, Dick, 1821, 14 years, Protestant, shopkeeper, Pitt Street [annotated “Died Nov 1831”]
[Ref W1809] Williams, Elizabeth, 40, government servant, Providence, 1822, 14 years
Williams, Emma, 19, came free
Williams, Joseph, 12, came free
Williams, William, 30, ticket of leave, Elizabeth, 1820, 14 years

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 17th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th November, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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