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William Worsley, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||24th June, 1804
|Date of Death:
||19th April, 1880
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 96
||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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Raine Brand on 28th February, 2016 wrote:
William Worsley was lashed 150 times in 1824 in three lots of 50). He was sent to Maria Island and then was assigned to George Meredith at Swansea.Freed in 1829 he went to the Derwent Valley and married convict Ann Davis who was assigned to Alexander Macpherson of Cluny (near Ouse) in 1830. He was licensed as a carter in Hamilton and later (1840) became a landowner at North West Bay, bred horses and had a large family (11). He and Ann became respected members of the community. He is my 3rd great grandfather.
Charlotte on 23rd January, 2019 wrote:
William was described as young looking, (aged 19) he was roughly 5”4’ with brown eyes and brown hair. His wife, Ann was convicted to Tasmania for the offence of stealing a sovereign and a shawl (aged 20). William and Ann married on the sixth of June 1831 at Joan’s River, Ellendale. William is my great great great great grandfather.
Convict Changes History
Raine Brand on 28th February, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 24th June, 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th April, 1880 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Charlotte on 23rd January, 2019 made the following changes: