During the Macquarie era William Tristram was tried at London Gaol Delivery on 21st February 1810 & received a sentence of 7 years transportation.
In 1815, William married Mary Adams at St Phillip’s Church of England, Sydney. No children were found from this marriage.
In the 1822, 1823,24,25 Musters, William is listed as being Free by Servitude, a Gaoler, living at Liverpool, N.S.W., and in the 1828 Census, William is listed as being 50 years of age, Free by Servitude, Protestant, Keeper of H.M. Gaol at Liverpool, N.S.W. and living with Mary Adams/Tristram.
There are many to references to William in the Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence between June 1820 & November 1825.
Researched & submitted by Association member, F O’Donnell.
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes: V1815 1777 3A & V1815164 7.
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR – 1988.
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR – 1999.
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd).
Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989.
Principal Superintendent of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW.
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