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King William Voyages to Australia

380 ton ship built 1831 at Whitby, England.

The ‘King William’ ship departed Kingston, Ireland on 28 April 1840 for New South Wales, Australia with 180 male prisoners, 9 free passengers (some sons of the prisoners), arriving 17 Aug 1840 (111 days).
80th & 96th Regiment Guards. Four women and several children.

Note: As this ship sailed direct from Ireland it’s details are not complete on this British register.  Names of convicts are being added in, by Volunteers and as yet not complete.

  • King William

    Sailed on 28th April, 1840

    Arrived 17th August, 1840 at New South Wales
    Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 0 | Passengers: 11