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Walter Blanchard (1806–1860)

Walter Blanchard was sentenced to life imprisonment for breaking into the house of the Honourable Henry Vane, commonly called Lord Viscount Bernard, at St. Marylebone, and stealing twenty-nine towels, value 14 shillings. He arrived in Sydney in 1823 aboard the Ocean in 1823.

In 1836 he was a member (blacksmith) of the expedition into Australia Felix by the Surveyor-General, Sir Thomas Mitchell.

He was a member of the United Loyal Hawkesbury Lodge of The Independent Order of OddFellows, and from the 1840s a publican at Windsor, of variously White Hart Hotel, Barraba Hall Hotel and Royal Hotel. Walter and Elizabeth had 7 children.

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Alternative Names
  • Blanshard, Walter

London, Middlesex, England


15 June, 1860 (aged ~ 54)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: life