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Wright, William (1793–1856)

William Wright, a corporal in the Royal South Lincoln Militia, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a gun and two iron bars. He arrived in Tasmania in 1829 aboard the Lady Harewood. His convict record states that he had a wife in England who was working in a school. He was given a conditional pardon in 1833 and married Mary Ann Underwood in 1837. They moved to Victoria in the early 1840s and at the time of his death he was working as a publican.

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'Wright, William (1793–1856)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/wright-william-25369/text33770, accessed 8 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1 June 1793
Waddington, Lincolnshire, England

Death

23 November 1856
Bulla, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

stroke

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years