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3051 William and Mary were received into the congregation on 6 July 1794 Harbour, Maria (I39906)
 
3052 William appeared in court at Crookwell for the abduction of his future wife and was released on bail. William and Julia were married the same day. Tuckwell, William Joseph (I8365)
 
3053 William Hall of Sydney left the remains of his Estate to an Esther Short. The will was proved on 8 April 1813 Short, Esther (I829)
 
3054 William Hammant had been convicted, together with his older brother James, when stolen wheat was found in the Hammant family's Dolphin Inn near Wortham, Suffolk on the High Road Norwich to Bury. On 6th January 1832 they were sentenced at Suffolk Quarter Sessions to 14 years transportation and arrived in Sydney on 17th August 1832 on board the Lady Harewood. The following are the details recorded re William Hammant on his arrival in Sydney:

Standing Number: 32.168
Indent Number: 145
Age: 33
Education - Read & Write: Yes
State: Married
Children: 2 female
Religion: Pro
Native Place: Suffolk
Trade/Calling: cattle jobber
Trial: Suffolk Q.S. on 6-1-1832
Sentence: 14 years
Former Conviction: 12 months
Height: 5' 81/2"
Complexion: dark sallow
Colour Hair: Dk. Brown Eyes: Hazel
Marks/Scars: Lost a front tooth in upper jaw

William is said to have became a sincere penitent in Australia and was later a church warden at Appin and was able to afford to offer to take care of his family if they would join him in Australia. Twenty Pounds to cover the cost of the voyage was given. The money was then sent to the Rev. Richard Cobbold at Wortham as mentioned previously. William's youngest daughter Hannah was born the year he was transported, 1832. His wife Elizabeth died sometime between 1832 and 1842 and the two youngest daughters Mary and Hannah then lived with their great grandmother Charity Harbour.  
Hammond, William (I767)
 
3055 William received a Conditional Pardon on 16 July 1852. William moved with his family to Yass where he and his eldest son, Edward George, ran a bootmaker's business Coble, William O'Neill (I40977)
 
3056 William Wales [1800 to 23-6-1884, aged 84]

The year was 1819, end of the fifty eighth and beginning of the fifty ninth years of the reign of King George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover. About September of that year, a young man of nineteen named William Wailes stole twelve tame fowl, worth ten pence, from a Mr William Fenwick in the Parish of Gosforth, Northumberland, England; a crime for which he was destined to be transported to Port Jackson in New Holland (ie Sydney in New South Wales, Australia).

William's Sentencing
All of the records concerning William's case show the spelling of his surname as Wailes. This is also the case in the records in Australia that record his arrival. It is in later records in Australia that the spelling of Wales is first encountered and it is this spelling that the family uses to this day.

Indications are that William was a native of Cockermouth, Cumberland , England; being the son of a farming family, William and Margaret Wailes , and born about March in 1800.

William's Indictment reads as follows:

NORTHUMBERLAND - THE JURORS for our lord the King, upon their Oath, present that William Wales late of the Parish of Alnwich in the County of Northumberland, Labourer, on the twentieth day of October in the fifty ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and so forth, with Force and Arms, at the Parish of Gosforth in the said county, Twelve Tame and Reclaimed Fowls, the Goods and Chattels of William Fenwick of the Value of Ten-pence, being then and there found did then and there feloniously steal, take and carry away, against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, His Crown and Dignity.

WITNESSES
Mary Fenwick
Elisabeth Armstrong
Thomas Auston
Thomas John Turnbull


The indictment was declared a 'true bill' by the jury which decided there was a case to be answered. William was sent to be tried by the Justices of the Peace at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions in the Town of Newcastle Upon Tyne charged with larceny. William pleaded guilty to the charge, was found guilty and it was "ordered that he the said William Wailes be transported to such parts of His Majesty's Dominions beyond the seas as His Majesty in Council shall direct for the Term of seven years" .

Further entries mentioning William Wailes can be found in The Privy Council Register, The Criminal Register and the Transportation File but provide no additional information.

William was moved to the Convict Hulk Justitia, which was located on the Thames near Woolwich, and subsequently to the ship Neptune for his trip to Port Jackson on the other side of the world 
Wales, William (I682)
 
3057 William was granted 60 acres of land (Portion No. 129) at Castle Hill on 13 January 1818 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. The area today is approximately bounded by the Old Northern Road, Parsonage Road, Fishburn Crescent and Sherwin Avenue Fishburn, William Henry (I10263)
 
3058 William, his wife Anne, and their family left England on board the 'Maitland' and arrived in Sydney on 5/6 November 1838. They travelled to the Pattersons River (near Newcastle) and William apparently found work on the property 'Anambah'. Fairhall, William (I18121)
 
3059 with 211 passengers and arrived in Australia on 21 February 1840 Henry Porcher, The Ship (I21151)
 
3060 with 251 emigrants and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 27 June 1838. The Master was Alexander Molison and the Surgeon was Dr James Lawrence. There were 9 births and 10 deaths during the voyage.

A description of the voyage from Gravesend to Sydney by the Ship's Surgeon, James Lawrence.
The grand objects kept steadily in view during the whole of the voyage were the preservation of the Emigrants' health and the improvement of their minds. The means employed for effecting the first object were daily inspection of the people and of the ship, the utmost attention to cleaning, ventilation and to the victualling and clothing of the Emigrants; their comfort and medical treatment.
My mode of cleaning the berths and decks was by scraping and dry rubbing and then spreading with chloride of lime and sometimes vinegar. When within the tropics the lower deck was washed several times but all moisture was avoided as much as possible. In high latitudes the swing stoves were in constant use for the purpose of promoting warmth, dryness and a _______. Abundance of soap and water were allowed for each and the people were cleanly in their persons and happy. There were on board a good band of musicians who assembled on the poop at suitable times for the purpose of playing which promoted cheerfulness and _______ amusements.
The whole of the Emigrants were Protestant. Divine Service was performed every Sunday then closed with a sermon and religious tracts were distributed amongst all the Emigrants.
On the days the children who were able, amounting to 36 boys and 25 girls, attended school conducted by John Morgan, one of the Emigrants, under whom were seven teachers: four for the boys and three for the girls. They taught the children reading and writing and arithmetic very well.
They were also taught daily, the chief truths of the Christian religion by use of the catechisms and the senior classes became so perfect in their knowledge as not only to have committed the catechisms to memory but to have a clear understanding of them.
I took care before leaving England to be provided with an abundant supply of school books and I was most fortunate in having such a man as John Morgan for schoolmaster, for a more indefatigable, zealous teacher I have never met.
After the people had got over their sea sickness, there were very few days during the whole passage, although the latter part of it was very stormy; that the school was not regularly kept. It commenced at 10 o'clock a.m. and was dismissed at noon and met again at 2 p.m. and finished at four.
I also took to have on board a pretty good collection of books of such a description as I thought would interest the Emigrant and promote a taste for reading and enquiry amongst them such as voyages and travels - history of nations and work so elementary of different scientific subjects as to be easily comprehended. There were likewise on board from different sources a sufficiency of bibles and prayer books and other religious and moral books.
(Signed) James Lawrence, Surgeon 
Westminster, The Barque (I40958)
 
3061 with 321 passengers aboard and arrived in Sydney on 27 October 1837.

The William Nicol (408 tons commanded by Captain John McAlpine) had been purpose built and was the first ship to be chartered by the Government for carrying aided emigrants to a new life in the Antipodes. The Edinburgh Courier of 10 July 1837 reported on the embarkation on Monday 3 July 1837 at Ornsay on the Isle of Skye and described the ship as being fitted in the most commodius manner possible and all who visited her were satisfied that the comforts of all the emigrants has been minutely attended to. She was furnished to accommodate 250 adult passengers, each being allowed 18 inches width to sleep in!

The ship set sail three days after embarkation, carrying in all 323 passengers of which 69 were men, 75 women, 72 children aged seven and above and 107 under sevens. For sleeping purposes two children over seven and three under, equated to one adult. On top of this there was the crew who had their own quarters amongst whom was the ship's doctor and surgeon, Dr George Roberts of the Royal Navy. The good doctor must have had big problems with his emigrant patients as they were all, by and large, gaelic speaking and according to reports, two shepherds of good character were given cabins as they were to act as interpreters. A midwife, a Mrs McDonald, undertook to act in similar capacity for the women and children.

During the voyage it appears that everyone spent as much time on deck as they could to escape the overcrowded and evil-smelling sleeping quarters which were on the same deck as the hospital. Below deck was fumigated as often as possible and, whenever practical, aired. The deck of the sleeping quarters were scraped daily in an effort to keep the area clean. The doctor, although not being specific, stated that the people were not very clean in their habits. His log shows that as the ship sailed into the tropics the smell, along with the suffering, increased with the heat. The young children, in particular, were hard hit.

The diet on board was not what the children were used to and although they didn't get scurvy, they suffered bouts of fever and diarrhoea and frequently refused food. At home in Scotland they had been used to milk, vegetables and porridge but whilst on board they had biscuits with salt beef and pork. Looking through the doctor's log, large numbers seem to have suffered at first from sea sickness but it soon became apparent that the women and children were suffering most. In the beginning constipation was the most common problem but diarrhoea soon took over as the chief complaint. Fever and sickness often followed in its wake and, with the very young, sometimes resulted in death. There were 19 deaths during the voyage; all children under the age of six apart from the two women who died after childbirth.

After 66 days at sea, the William Nicol put into port at the Cape of Good Hope on 11 September 1837 to take on fresh water. The Governor, Sir Benjamin D'Urban, was horrified at the conditions on board and instigated a private collection to help the emigrants. ?150 was raised in one day and was used to buy, amongst other things, changes of clothing as well as sago and rice. Dr Roberts, himself, arranged for fresh beef and vegetables to be bought to supplement the children's diet; the receipts were sent back to London for payment. After four days the ship continued the voyage and arrived in Port Jackson on 28 October. The doctor's log records, the emigrants throughout were in perfect health when they were discharged the following day
 
William Nicol, The Ship (I21147)
 
3062 with Eliza and James Hone Crew, Rachel Sarah (I31653)
 
3063 with Eliza and James Hone Pennell, William Richard (I31654)
 
3064 with her father Christopher and baby George. When Central Railway was built on the cemetery site in 1901, their headstones were moved to Botany Cemetery but have not survived Ash, Catherine (I10265)
 
3065 with his son Harry Fairhall, Henry William (I17152)
 
3066 with his wife and 4 children. John is shown as 52 years old and Sarah as 49 Family F15
 
3067 with Rachel and Richard Pennell Crew, Eliza Jane (I31648)
 
3068 with Rachel and Richard Pennell Hone, James (I31649)
 
3069 with the consent of Eliza's mother, Ellen. They were married by the Rev. John Cross (Assistant Chaplain in the Anglican Parish of Richmond) in the presence of John Brennan and Margaret Mills, both of Richmond Family F150
 
3070 World War II prisoner of war Corby, Norman William Joseph (I22307)
 
3071 wounded Harris, Colonel Geoffrey Hamlyn L (I16488)
 
3072 wounded during World War 1 and returned to Australia Covil, Arthur Leonard (I15738)
 
3073 wounded in WW I and suffered from Shell Shock Sykes, Walter William (I10384)
 

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