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Francis Williams (c. 1801–1864)

Francis Williams, a farmer's man and soldier, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for desertion on 27 Apr 1826, at Woolwich, England. This was his fourth conviction. He arrived in Sydney in November 1826 aboard the Speke.

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'Williams, Francis (c. 1801–1864)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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c. 1801
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England


9 December, 1864 (aged ~ 63)
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

lightning strike

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