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Guest, William Henry (1816–1867)

In 1842 William Henry Guest was sentenced to fifteen years' transportation for housebreaking.  He had been married to Harriet Cook in 1837 (she remained in England and died in 1851). William arrived in Van Diemen's Land aboard the Emily later that year. He married Martha Ford McNamara in 1850 and moved to New South Wales following his pardon.

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'Guest, William Henry (1816–1867)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/guest-william-henry-24649/text33304, accessed 28 July 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

17 August 1816
London, Middlesex, England

Death

28 February 1867
Nerrigundah, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

alcoholism (chronic)

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Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 15 years