William Adams

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Personal and Family Information

William was born in 1819, the son of Knighton Adams and Sarah Horwood. The place is not known.[Notes 2, 3]

His wife was Elizabeth Southernwood, whom he married on 4 MAR 1853 in Tasmania. Their three known children were Mabel Ruth (>1853-?), Mary Ann (>1853-?) and William Henry (1860-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

William Adams
(1819-?)

 

Knighton Adams
(c1799-<1856)

 

Thomas Adams
(<1780-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Sarah Horwood
(<1799-?)

 

William Horwood
(<1771-<1854)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary
(<1771-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1819
Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
Source: Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
Authors: Jim Wyn Thompson
Publisher: emails to SKF May 2001

See Note 2
See Note 3

Notes

Note 1

BIOGRAPHY: William Adams was tried with 5 other men in Aylesbury Court on the 9th March 1844 & was sentanced to transportation for life.He arrived on Norfolk Island 19th November 1844.William left Norfolk Island on the 8th April 1847 & was sent to Van Diemens Land (now Tasmania) to be in the service of Thoman Archer & Joseph Archer at Woolmer.This home is open for inspection at Longford,Tasmania.

William was given permission to marry Elizabeth Southernwood on the 4th March 1853.William,at this time was still a convict,he was granted Ticket-of-leave 7th March 1854 & a Conditional Pardon on the 22nd April 1856.He was 25 years old in 1844,making his year of birth 1819.

Court papers from the U.K.list his father as Knighton & brothers as Thomas Knighton & Henry.All the above were in the court with William.It is presumed the mother had died by 1844.William's mother was probably Sarah Horwood.

BIOGRAPHY: transported in 1844 with 5 others for rape of Mrs Pepper:

Richard Terry + brother Joseph Terry +uncle Richard Terry

John Hale

Thomas Spratley

William Adams

BIRTH: He was 25 years old in 1844,making his year of birth 1819

Note 2

from 1819 to 1822

Note 3

He was 25 years old in 1844,making his year of birth 1819

Sources

  1. Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
    Source: Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
    Authors: Jim Wyn Thompson
    Publisher: emails to SKF May 2001
  2. Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
    Source: Adams family research by Jim Wyn Thompson
    Authors: Jim Wyn Thompson
    Publisher: emails to SKF May 2001
  3. Coles-Hunt Book
    Source: Coles-Hunt Book
    Authors: Terry Hunt
  4. Miscellaneous Internet pages
    Source: Miscellaneous Internet pages