OWEN William

Name William OWEN
Country Of Origin England
Born 1765
Died 1834
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1765, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Trial 17 February 1820, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Fourteen years transportation for having forged banknotes in his possession, knowing them to be forged (Royal Offence).
Arrival 28 October 1820 on the convict ship, Guildford, via Sydney, New South Wales.
Police Number 26
Convict Assignment George Hopwood, publican and former Norfolk island convict, Green Gate, Collins Street, Hobart
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon
Other Also known as William Hopwood.
1821: Mr W Hopwood advertised as a clock and watchmaker, opposite Wellington Bridge, Hobart.
1823 Convict muster: Assigned to George Hopwood, publican and former Norfolk Island convict, Green Gate, Collins Street, Hobart.

February 1829: Attempted to escape the colony, returned to Public Works.

July 1833: Mr William Hopwood travelled from Hobart to Sydney on the ship Harlequin. It is not certain if this was the same person.

1834: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser reported on 3 May 1834, ‘A person named Hopwood, a watchmaker was yesterday committed for 14 days to the gaol, for gross prevarication while giving evidence in the Court of Requests.’

Death Possibly 1834, Sydney, New South Wales
TAHO: CON31/1/29.
Web: Old Bailey Online, Reference No. t18200217-17 1820; Ancestry: London, England, Newgate Calendar of Prisoners 1820; England & Wales Criminal Register 1820, New South Wales Australia Convicts Indents 1820; Australia Death Index 1834 [William Hopwood]. Founders & Survivors convict database.
Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser 28 December 1802, 29 December 1821; The Sydney Herald 15 July 1833.