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William Wilson (1772–1847)

William Wilson was a steward on the Reliance which arrived in Sydney in 1795. He settled in Sydney and in 1800 owned land near the Colethreads.

Following the death of John Colethread in 1802, Wilson made a will leaving all his effects to Catherine Colethread. They married (Coultherd in BDM registration) on 10 September 1811 at St Phillips Church of England, Sydney.

Following Catherine's death in 1814 Wilson married Ann Morgan and became an innkeeper.

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Southwaite, Cumbria, England


28 February, 1847 (aged ~ 75)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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