WILSON William

Name William WILSON
Country Of Origin England
Born 1783
Died 1864
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1783, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Pinion Maker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 15 September 1819, Central Criminal Court, London

6 June 1821, Central Criminal Court, London

Sentence 1819: Seven years transportation for stealing several items, the property of John Goldsmith.

1821: Death sentence respited to transportation for life, for being at large before the expiration of his original sentence. It was strongly recommended he be shown mercy because of good character references, including from two employers.

Arrival April 1822 on the convict ship, Richmond.
Police Number 386
Convict Assignment Assigned to Public Works
Certificate of Freedom September 1826
Other 1807: Previous seven-year transportation sentence

Clock and watchmakers Charles Crowe and John Frampton also arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on the convict ship Richmond in April 1822.

Death Possibly 9 July 1864, Cascade Road, Hobart,
81-year-old basket maker, born in England
TAHO: CON31/1/45, CON23/1/3, SC32/1/1 1827, RGD35/1/7 no4545 Death 1864.
Web: Old Bailey Online Reference t18190915-164 15 September 1819 & Reference t18210606-18 1821; Ancestry: London, England, Newgate Calendar of Prisoners 1821; New South Wales & Tasmania Convict Muster 1823; Founders & Survivors convict database.
Hobart Town Gazette 30 September 1826, 21 April 1827; Hobart Town Courier 17 January 1829; Launceston Advertiser 31 May 1830.