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William Blady (c. 1768–?)

William Blady/Bladey was sentenced (as Bleady) to 7 years transportation on 6 August 1790 at Carlisle, Cumberland. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Britannia in October 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. 

Blady married Ann Green on 31 March 1793. In 1802 he held 75 acres at Mulgrave Place. He was also a constable. In 1809 he had a 70 acre farm at Richmond Hill. He retained most of his property until 1820. After his wife Ann died, he resigned his position as constable, his farms were sold and in 1822 he retired alone to a 60 acre grant at Kurrajong. He was recorded as a labourer in the 1828 Census.

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Alternative Names
  • Bleady, William
  • Bladey, William
  • Bladdy, William
  • Blaidy, William

c. 1768

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years