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Peter Wilson: Convict Alexander 1788

Born 1766 Manchester England, baptised 19 May 1766 Manchester England, son of Peter and Nancy Wilson. Trade: Silk weaver. Crime: Stole 1 purse with 6 pieces of gold, six of silver and a crystal stone. Tried: Manchester, 20 January 1785. Sentence: Sentence: 7 years transportation. Peter arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in March 1789. Continue reading

William Daw, Convict, Salamander 1791

William Daw was born c1779 at Croscombe, Somerset arrived in NSW as a convict aboard the Salamander to serve a seven year sentence. Tried: Taunton, Somersetshire, 25 Mar 1790.

As a ex convict he enlisted into the NSW Corps in September 1797. William HMS Porpoise to Norfolk Island in Jan 1801 as William Daws.

He served as a private with the NSW Corps, leaving Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson in April 1810 travelling to Sydney. William was transferred to the 73rd Regiment in October 1810.

William departed NSW aboard the Wyndham in Apr 1814 for duty in Ceylon. On his discharge in England in 1818 he was 39 years old with service in both the 102nd Foot Regiment and 73rd Foot Regiment.[1]

[1] TNA, WO 97/849/15


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John Dubois, NSW Corps, Barwell 1798

John Dubois was born in Germany; he enlisted in May 1979 in England, arriving in NSW as a private of the NSW Corps aboard the Barwell in 1798. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in Jan 1801.  John left Norfolk Island for Sydney aboard the Union in March 1805 and appointed to the Hawkesbury region. In 1809 he was appointed back to Sydney with the NSW Corps.

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