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William Worsley

William Worsley, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Worsley
Aliases: Will
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th June, 1804
Occupation: Weaver/labourer
Date of Death: 19th April, 1880
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 4th August, 1823
Arrival date: 30th December, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 96
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

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:

alias1: Will

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