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William Maley (1829–1920)

  • Was court martialled as William Maloy at Gibraltar on 21 May 1851 for an unknown crime. Sentenced to 10 years transportation he arrived at Western Australia in February 1853. He was described in convict records as being unmarried, a labourer, 5 feet 8 inches (172.9 cms) tall, with a slight build, fresh complexion, dark brown hair hair, and blue eyes.
  • he was granted a ticket of leave on 15 June 1854.
  • Maley married Sarah Burrowes at the Wesley Chapel Perth on 8 January 1854; they had three sons and three daughters.
  • he had moved to South Australia by 1855.

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'Maley, William (1829–1920)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Maloy, William

9 September, 1829
Ballynock, Kilkenny, Ireland


14 December, 1920 (aged 91)
Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 10 years
Court: Gibraltar
Trial Date: 21 May 1851


Occupation: labourer


Children: Yes (6)