THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.
THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE
Born: c.1804 at Cork, Ireland.
Arrived Sydney: 18th December 1819.
Status: Convict – 7 years.
Occupation: Errand Boy.
During the Macquarie era, William was tried at Cork City during Lent 1819 but on arrival in the Colony his assignment is not known.
After the Macquarie era, in the General Muster of 1822, William is listed as the Government servant to A Bell of Windsor. In September 1824 he is a servant to Patrick Downey. The 1823/4/5 General Muster lists him in Government employ in Sydney.
On 2nd February, 1826 William was granted his Certificate of Freedom. In July 1827 he absconded from Iron Gang 4 & was in Sydney gaol.
The 1828 Census lists him as a stonemason of Princes Street, Sydney.
Research still ongoing.
Researched and contributed by Association member, F O’Donnell.
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