HE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Coombs

Born: c1798 in London
Arrived Sydney: 18th November 1818
Vessel: Shipley
Status: Convict – 14 years
Occupation: Seaman
Died:
Buried:

Profile:
During the Macquarie era, William was tried at Lancaster Assizes in March 1818and on his arrival in Sydney he was
sent to Windsor for distribution.

After the Macquarie era William was listed in the 1823/4/5 General Muster as a Government servant of Aaron Walters
of Wilberforce and in the 1828 Census he was in Road & Bridge Party 23, working on the Great North Road.

On 31st August 1830 William was granted a Ticket of Leave for Windsor and on 15th October 1832 he received his Certificate of Freedom.

Researched and submitted by Association member, Fay O’Donnel.

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