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William Joshua Bowd (1794–1866)

George Bowd was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Marquis of Wellington.  Described as a watch pendant maker, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall with fair pale complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. He was forwarded to Windsor for distribution. In the 1822 Muster he was described as a farmer and was granted a ticket of leave in 1825.

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Alternative Names
  • Brown, William

London, Middlesex, England


1 January, 1866 (aged ~ 72)
Maroota, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life