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Adams, William (1751–1798)

William Adams, a soldier, was found guilty of highway robbery and sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Scarborough as part of the Second Fleet. He married Mary Chadderton in 1791 and in 1793 received a conditional pardon upon joining the NSW Corps.

* information from Michael Flood, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 127

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'Adams, William (1751–1798)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/adams-william-25104/text33584, accessed 19 January 2021.

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