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William Williams

William Williams, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Williams
Aliases: Crew (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th December, 1797
Age: 26 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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 996 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 122
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

Rosenne on 7th March, 2013 wrote:

William Crew (as he was known in the Colony)was born in 1771 in Somerset, Bristol, England.

William received a Conditional Pardon 12 December 1794.  He also received a Land Grant of 30 acres at the flats at Upper Port Jackson (Concord).

His English partner in crime his cousin (John WILLIAMS) now known in the colony as John MILLER was also granted 30 acres adjoining William’s land.

William married Mary Cassidy convict aboard the ‘Kitty’ in 1795 at Concord, Greater Sydney, NSW.

They had two children before William died.

William died 26 December 1797 at Concord and was buried in the Devonshire Street Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Rosenne on 7th March, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1 Crew (alias) (prev. Crew (Alias)), date of birth 1771, date of death 26th December, 1797, gender, crime

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