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William CHAPMAN - convict from Kent


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Another convict I missed.

Arrived on vessel 'Pitt' 14 Feb 1792 - Yarmouth Yards 17 Jul 1791 to Sydney - 319 m 49 f cnv 5 chld - 7 f pas via St Iago, Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope - Cargo salt meat

WILLIAM CHAPMAN came from Kent and was convicted at the Old Bailey of stealing 4 cwt of lead from a church roof. He was apprehended 3 days later only 500 yards from the crime scene which only goes to show the importance of a good getaway plan.
William arrived on the 'Pitt' on 14 Feb 1792.
He also was an enterprising businessman and became a Plumber & Glazier. He was also a licensed butcher and co-licensee of the Kings Head Tavern. His youngest son, James later became licensee of 'The Orient Hotel' in the Rocks.
William died 15 Jun 1810 and was buried in Sydney Burial Ground. Later re-interred at Botany.
Reg# V18102517 2A/1810 CHAPMAN WILLIAM AGE 45

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1810 June 18 William Chapman Abode: Sydney Age: 45 - Where Ceremony performed: Sydney Where Registered: St. P. Sydney B.

Looking for any other details. Thanks. ;)


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