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William Arch (1821–1902)

William Arch was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for breaking into a house and stealing sheets. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1836 aboard the Lady Nugent. He married Sarah Lucas in 1849.

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Alternative Names
  • Aich, William

Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England


5 April, 1902 (aged ~ 81)
Maldon, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (rectal)

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years