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William Snailham (1766–?)

William Snailham was sentenced to seven years transportation for breaking and entering into a house and stealing various items of clothing. He arrived in Sydney in 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. In 1794 he was granted 30 acres of land at Mulgrave Place. By 1800 the land had been purchased by Lieutenant A. F. Kemp. Snailham had either left the colony by 1796 or died. He is not the William Snailham who died in Lancashire, England, in 1825. Another William Snailham was living in Lancashire and married there in 1789.

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'Snailham, William (1766–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Snaleham, William
  • Snalliam, William


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years