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William Bullock Grovenor (1804–1858)

William Bullock, an errand boy, was sentenced to life transportation at the Warwick Assizes in 1823. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Guildford on 5 March 1824. He was described as being 5 feet 3¼ inches (160.1 cms) tall with a fair complexion, flaxen hair and hazel grey eyes. He was assigned to George Miller on Melville Island. In 1828 he was working as a storekeeper for John Atkinson. In 1834 his occupation was given as labourer. He received a pardon in 1840.

He later took Grovenor as a surname.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Bullock, William

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


30 March, 1858 (aged ~ 54)
Gunning, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life