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Poultney, William (1850–?)

William Poultney (1850- ), the fifth child and only son of William Poultney and Margaret Robertson was born on 27 June 1850 at Hamilton, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Following the deaths of his father (1854) and mother (1855) he was placed in the Queen's Orphan School at Hobart on 28 March 1858. He was discharged from the school on 19 September 1859 to live with his sister Mary Ann Griffiths. Readmitted to the school on 20 August 1860 he was discharged into his sister Janette Smith's care on 3 February 1863. He absconded from her home, stealing 7 shillings, on 14 September 1866.

On 28 July 1869 Poultney was discharged from Hobart gaol after serving four weeks for being absent without leave from a whaling vessel.

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'Poultney, William (1850–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 March 2023.

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27 June, 1850
Hamilton, Tasmania, Australia

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