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Richard Williams

Richard Williams, one of 160 convicts transported on the Earl St Vincent, 20 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 14th November, 1869
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl St Vincent
Departure date: 20th April, 1826
Arrival date: 13th August, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 8 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31450712
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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Geoff Marsh on 15th May, 2013 wrote:

Richard Williams was initially sentenced to death at Lancaster Assizes on 15/08/1815 for uttering a forged £5 note. This was later commuted to transportation for life. He appears to have left a wife & child behind in England. He was given permission to marry Amelia Jones (another transportee)in 1837. He was given his “ticket of leave” in 1835 and a full pardon in 1845.

Convict Changes History

Geoff Marsh on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1795, date of death 14th November, 1869, gender, occupation, crime

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