THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

William Townsend
Born: c.1798 at Middlesex, London, England.
Arrived: 5th April 1818.
Vessel: Batavia.
Status: Convict, 7 years transportation.
Married: Rebecca Sunderland on the 2 October 1820 at St. John’s, Parramatta, N.S.W.
Died: October 1848 at Fish River, O’Connell, N.S.W.
Buried: November 1848 at St. Thomas, O’Connell, N. S. W.
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During the Macquarie era, the following child was born to William and Rebecca:-
William born13 November 1820.

After the Macquarie era
the following children were born to William and Rebecca:-
George Thompson born 1822.
John born 1822.
Mary Ann born 1825.
Charles born 1826.
James born 1828.
Henry born 1831.
Thomas born 1833.
Elizabeth born 1835.
Sarah born 1838.
Rebecca born 1840.
Eliza born 1842.
Richard born1844.
Louisa born 1847.


William Townsend was one of 220 convicts transported on the Batavia, October 1817. He was indicted at Middlesex Assizes for stealing, on the 31st October 1816, two shawls and a towel and was sentenced to seven years transportation.

Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Families, Volume1, Pages 529 to 547, published by the 1788-1820 Pioneer Association.
Website: http://australianroyalty.net.au.

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