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Details for the convict William Archer (1828)

Convict Name:William Archer
Trial Place:Wilts Assizes
Trial Date:10 March 1827
Arrival Details
Ship:Bengal Merchant (1)
Arrival Year:1828
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  • Researcher (Denise Brennan)
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William Archer was 14 years old when he was convicted house breaking on 20 March 1828 and sentenced to death. This was commuted to transportation to
VDL on the ship "Bussorah Merchant" arriving 18 January 1830. On 17 April 1839 he married Marian Wilson in Launceston, Tasmania and had 5 children.
William died in Launceston on 21 April 1891 and was buried at Cypress Street Cemetery.
Submitted by Researcher (Denise Brennan) on 13 August 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.339

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