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William Williams

William Williams, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: 13th March, 1842
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Knightsbridge Barracks Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 377 (190)
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 16th May, 2020 wrote:

*** 2 William Williams on this voyage ***
**Identifier 1 was tried at Warwick**

Identifier 2—
William Williams was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Herefordshire.

Occupation: Soldier/farm servant.

William was literate, single, 5’7B” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, scar under right eye.

Assigned to William Carter at Hunter River on arrival

1828 Census:  Aged 25. Bullock driver assigned to W. Carter, Piercefield, Hunter River.

1828: TOL Maitland - Tried: Knightsbridge

27/2/1835: Labourer from Hereford. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland under sentence of 14 days to the cells. Returned to his district 5 April.

1837: Age 32. Assigned to William Eckford, Maitland.

13/5/1841:  Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book - State Archives NSW; Roll: 757
Details: Sent to Newcastle gaol from Sydney. No offence stated. Sent to the Probationary gang at Parramatta.

1/6/1841: Ticket of leave cancelled for drunkenness

14/7/1841: TOL Maitland

13/03/1842 Convict Death Register:
William Williams died in the District/Parish: Port Macquarie. Hospital

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th March, 1842 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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