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William Horatio BROWN

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Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Name: William Horatio Brown
Vessel: Admiral Gambier, Eolus
Convicted Date: 13 May 1807
Voyage Date: Jul 1808
Colony of New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Middlesex, England
Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 411 (205)

Can't find much in NSW.

BROWN William Horatio Free Pardon [4/4427; COD18, Reel 601 page 25] Arrived in NSW 1809

He ended up in VDL.
 
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1783 Berkshire or Middlesex ??

William was found guilty of bigamy, on 13th May 1807, in The Old Bailey, after it was proven he had married Maria, whilst still married to a lady by the name of Rebecca Willmot,whom he had married at St. George's, Middlesex on 20th Oct. 1806.

He was sentenced to seven years transportation, removed to the hulk Retribution at Woolwich, and later transported to the New South Wales Colonies on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus, departing on 27th May 1808 and arriving in the colony in 1809.

On the 23rd Feb. 1826 William was appointed as a Police constable for Launceston, Hobart. (Ref:Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827) Saturday 8 April 1826 p 1 Article ) , but shortly after ,on 14th July,1826 he was dismissed from the post(Ref:Hobart Town Gazette (Tas. : 1825 - 1827) Saturday 22 July 1826 p 1 Article )
 
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Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Eolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808

Did he arrive 1808 or 1809 and on which vessel?
 
Convict Ship Admiral Gambier 1808
Embarked 200 men
Voyage 171 days
Deaths 3
Master Edward Harrison
Surgeon's Journal - No
The Admiral Gambier departed Portsmouth 2 July 1808 in company with a West India fleet under convoy of His Majesty's ship Polyphemus, 64 guns; two Portuguese frigates; three gun brigs.
The Admiral Gambier arrived in Port Jackson on 22 December 1808 with 197 male prisoners.

Convict Ship Aeolus 1809
Embarked: 79 women
Voyage:
Deaths 0
Master Robert Addie.
Surgeon Superintendent Richard Hughes
Surgeon's Journal - No
 
None of the records so far specifically mention 'bigamy' except this [on the image].

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892

Wm Horatio Brown, Age 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1782
Date of Trial: 14 May 1807
Location: Middlesex, England. Sentence: Transportation

Geoff
 
Thanks Geoff.

We did some of the related family in another topic.

I'm interrested in the birth of daughter Matilda.

CASTLE Matilda Christina Death notice 12OCT1912 Death 82 late of Epping SMH 14OCT1912

BROWN, WILLIAM HORATIO
Gender: Male
Birth
Marriage/Relationship: 1823 - LAUNCESTON, Tasmania ( Not stated, SUSANNAH ) [@]
Death:
FAMILY INFORMATION
Children:
17288 BROWN WILLIAM FRANCIS DUBOCK 1817
17289 BROWN SUSANNAH ANABELLA 1819
17286 BROWN HENRY ST-JOHN 1821
17287 BROWN LOUISA 1822
17285 BROWNE SARAH ELLEN 1831

No Matilda 1830 ??

Dave
 
There are 7 burials in NSW 1852 - 1843 and 4 are infants leaving these:

2159/1853 V18532159 39B BROWN WILLIAM AGE 26 * ruled out by age

1075/1852 V18521075 106 BROWN WILLIAM * Age 3 mo * looked up at local library today

2/1853 V18532 39B BROWN WILLIAM G AGE 71 * looked up at local library today

Age is clearly 71 but given name does not look like William. Also I'm having trouble reading the street name. Probably Clarence. Ship and Occupation columns blank.
 
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That is the middle name starting with G. It does not look like Horatio.

The bottom one is missing part of the first name Frederick and J = John

3/1853 V18533 39B WOODLEY FREDERICK J INFANT

All first names have been cut short by the binding.
 
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Well now. :biggrin:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) - Saturday 1 January 1853 p.5
DIED
At the residence of his daughter, Mrs.
Castles, Clarence-street, on Friday, December
the 31st, Mr. William Brown, a resident of the
colonies for 41 years, formerly of Knightsbridge
House, Middlesex, in the 71st year of his age.

Time in colony before ToL not counted. :D
 
I've looked at it again and I can't see 'Horatio' as the middle name.

Unless there is a burial for a William Brown missing from the index ???

The death notice is for the right William.

At the residence of his daughter, Mrs.
Castles, Clarence-street, on Friday, December
the 31st ...

V1852212 38C/1852 CASTLE THOMAS F - BROWN MATILDA C - MS= CofE Sydney, Holy Trinity (Garrison Church)

Page 45 & 46
Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Holy Trinity Sydney in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1852
No. 185
Thomas Ford Castle of this Parish Bachelor
Matilda Christina Brown of this Parish Spinster
married in this Church by License with consent of -
Thirteenth day of September 1852 By me J. C. Grylls
Both signed
Witnesses: Thomas Bruer ?, Isabella Rearden ? both of Sydney
 
There are 7 burials in NSW 1852 - 1843 and 4 are infants leaving these:

2159/1853 V18532159 39B BROWN WILLIAM AGE 26 * ruled out by age

1075/1852 V18521075 106 BROWN WILLIAM * Age 3 mo * looked up at local library today

2/1853 V18532 39B BROWN WILLIAM G AGE 71 * looked up at local library today

Age is clearly 71 but given name does not look like William. Also I'm having trouble reading the street name. Probably Clarence. Ship and Occupation columns blank.

Middle name is Goodlad. William Goodlad Brown, aka William Horatio Brown, left a NSW Will mentioning his children William Francis Dubock Brown, Henry St John Brown, James Horatio Brown and Matilda Christina Castle. His daughter was granted probate on 10 March 1853. The probate says he died 31 Dec 1852. Not surprisingly William Brown was covering his roots so to speak.
 
Hello Nicola and welcome to the Forum


Thanks for the info. The castle family is in my tree but not a direct line.

My transcription of the burial record with 'Goodlad' added.

Page 106 & 107
Burials in the Parish of Camperdown in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1853
No. 2109 William Goodlad Brown Abode: Clarence St When Died: Decr. 31 When Buried: Jan. 1 Age: 71 Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: - By whom the Ceremony was performed: Chas C Kemp

Dave
 
Thanks Dave, I was updating the Dubock sideline on my Briggs tree and playing on google when I came across your post and thought I'd post a reply. Susanna Dubock, William Horatio Brown's third "wife", was the granddaughter of Thomas Briggs who was my ancestor's half brother. Unfortunately, there are quite a few inaccurate trees on various websites about Susanna's parents and grandparents.::)
 
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