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Robert Williams (1762–1811)

Robert Williams was sentenced to death for stealing a horse. His sentence was later reduced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. He married Elizabeth Young in 1791. Following his wife's death in 1807 he married Elizabeth Curtain (her name was given as Carter in the church register) who, along with Williams, was in the employ of John Griffiths.

In 1809 he received a grant of 60 acres near Cranebrook. By February 1811 his wife had left him.

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8 July, 1811 (aged ~ 49)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years