William Horatio BROWN, ,Transported Convict

Male 1783 - 1853  (70 years)


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  • Name William Horatio BROWN 
    Suffix ,Transported Convict 
    Born 1783  Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1853  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM V18532 39B/1853
    Person ID I14933  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2020 

    Family Maria PARKINSON,   b. 1788, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Aug 1806  St. Margaret, Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage date was located in the court transcripts of 13 May 1807 ,during William's bigamy trial.
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William was found guilty of bigamy,on 13th May 1807,in The Old Bailey,after it was proven he had married Maria ,whilst still married to a lady by the name of Rebecca Willmot,whom he had married at St. George's, Middlesex ,on 20th Oct. 1806 .

      He was sentenced to seven years transportation,removed to the hulk Retribution at Woolwich,and later transported to the New South Wales Colonies on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus, departing on 27th May 1808 ,and arriving in the colony in 1809.
      He later received a Free Pardon.-ref NSW Archives[4/4427; COD18, Reel 601 page 25].

      On the 23rd Feb. 1826 William was appointed as a Police constable for Launceston, Hobart. (Ref:Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827) Saturday 8 April 1826 p 1 Article ) , but shortly after ,on 14th July,1826 he was dismissed from the post(Ref:Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827) Saturday 22 July 1826 p 1 Article )


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