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John Williams, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th December, 1827
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65). Tasmanian Archives.
||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 came 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.
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 HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65)), date of