THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Adams

Born: c1775.
Arrived Sydney: 20th November 1800.
Vessel: Royal Admiral.
Status: Convict, transported for Life.
Married:?Hannah Yarmouth in c1810 at St. Johns Church of England, Parramatta, N.S.W. - ?de facto Mary White
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William Adams was tried at Newcastle (Tyne) in August 1798 & received a life sentence, he was granted Conditional Pardon No. 108, which was issued on the 6th April 1833.

During the Macquarie era, in c1810, William married Hannah Yarmouth at St John’s Church of England, Parramatta. No children have been found for this marriage.

William is listed in the1822, 1823, 1824 and 1825 Musters as being on a Ticket of Leave, having arrived on the Royal Admiral in 1800 with a sentence for life. He was now a landholder living at Parramatta, N.S.W.

In the 1828 Census, William is listed as being 53 years of age, still on a Ticket of Leave, a Protestant having arrived on the Royal Admiral in 1800. Now a settler living at the Field of Mars with his 13year old son, James.

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell.

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
V1810 948 3A & V1810 431 147A.
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.).
Principal Superintendent of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of N.S.W.

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