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William Yardley (1757–1805)

William Yardley was sentenced to life transportation for burglary. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Surprize. By 1793 he was living with Catherine Edwards. They married in 1796. After being given a conditional pardon in 1797 he was granted 30 acres of land at Seven Hills. In 1804 he was granted 104 acres at Mulgrave Place.

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  • Yarley, William



4 December, 1805 (aged ~ 48)
Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life