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William Saltmarsh (1792–1863)

William Butler/Saltmarsh was born on 13 August 1792 at Norfolk Island. His father, William Saltmarsh, had left the island for India the previous month. His mother Mary Butler later formed a relationship with James Jordan and had five more children. William left Norfolk Island with his family for Van Diemen's land (Tasmania) in February 1813 on the Minstrel. He received a grant of land at Port Dalrymple. In 1819 he married Elizabeth Stevens at Port Dalrymple and died on 21 November 1863 at Longford. His cause of death was given as 'old age' and his occupation as farmer.

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  • Butler, William

13 August, 1792
Norfolk Island, Australia


21 November, 1863 (aged 71)
Longford, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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