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William Lovegrove (c. 1757–1824)

William Lovegrove (c.1757-1824) was found guilty on 19 July 1790 at Maidstone, Kent, of an unknown crime. Sentenced to 14 years transportation he arrived at Sydney in August 1791 aboard the William and Ann as part of the Third Fleet.

In 1800 he was working for Thomas Laycock. In the 1806 Muster he was described as a self-employed gamekeeper and was free by servitude. In 1814 he was working as a labourer in Sydney. Ann Wood was described as his wife in 1822; they were living at Liverpool.

William Lovegrove died on 15 August 1824 at Sydney. An inquest found that the cause of death was 'visitation of God'. His burial was registered at St James' Church, Sydney.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — accessed 29 July 2020

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Burberry, William
  • Bembury, William

c. 1757


15 August, 1824 (aged ~ 67)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years