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William Miller (1760–?)

John Williams was sentenced to life transportation for highway robbery. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Albermarle as part of the Third Fleet.

He assumed the name of William Miller in the colony. In December 1794 he was granted 30 acres of land at Upper Port Jackson (Concord). His English partner-in-crime, his cousin, William Williams, known in the colony as William Crew, was granted 30 acres adjoining his land.

William had a relationship with Ann Martin, a convict who arrived in the First Fleet aboard the Lady Penrhyn.

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  • Williams, John


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life