THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Edward Wills

Born: c1774, Gloucestershire England.
Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1805-1806, Edited by Carol J Baxter. Arrived Sydney, 26 July 1799.
Vessel: Hillsborough.
Status: Convict - transported for life.
Married:
Sarah.
Occupation:
Died: c1811 in George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie era, the following children were born to Edward and Sarah:
Ann born 18 January 1801.
Sarah born 29 December 1801.
Thomas

During the Macquarie era, the following child was born to Edward and Sarah:
Horatio born c1811.

The only reference of Edward in the 1800-1802 Musters is as the husband of Sarah Wills.
He is listed in the 1805-1806 Musters as having arrived aboard the Hillsborough and was now self employed as a Dealer. A conditional pardon was granted to Edward in 1803 and a full pardon in 1810.
Edward is recorded in the 1811 Musters as being a convict who arrived on the Hillsborough after having been tried and sentenced to life in March 1797 at Kingston, England.

Reference:
Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1800-1802, edited by Carol J Baxter.
Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1805-1806, edited by Carol J Baxter.
General Musters of New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land, 1811, edited by Carol J Baxter.
Greg de Moore, Tom Wills-First wild man of sport.

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