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William Ray (1772–1835)

William Ray, a gentleman's servant, was sentenced to seven years transportation for breaking and entering and stealing one ounce of silver, value 5 s, a silver tea-spoon, value 2 s, a metal tobacco stopper, value 1 d, two copper medals, value 2 d, twenty guineas, value 21 l, sixteen half crowns, value 2 l. three crown pieces, value 15 s. and one piece of copper coin, called a halfpenny. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Albermarle. He married Sarah Harrigan in 1808.

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Alternative Names
  • Jay, William
  • Rae, William

London, Middlesex, England


17 October, 1835 (aged ~ 63)
Airds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years