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Offline dtcoulson

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William Woodham again - new development
« on: Wednesday 09 January 19 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi people,

I've just received an email from someone who has an alternative fate for William Woodham, whom we discussed in great detail a couple of years ago.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=761184.msg6125905#msg6125905

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=761184.msg6125905#msg6125905


To remind you, William Woodham (in the UK) was sentenced to transportation in 1829 and then disappeared from history completely. A very thorough search was made through Australia's archives and nothing came up that survived closer scrutiny. The conclusion reached was that William had most likely died in the UK awaiting transportation or had been transported to some colony other than Australia (Barbados was mentioned).

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This new researcher claims that William Woodham was sent to Tasmania in 1830 on a ship called the 'William Glen Anderson'.
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Can someone look into this for me and tell me if the claim makes sense?
I don't know Australian archives well enough to do the research myself.

Thanks for any assistance
-David C




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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Can't see a Woodham arriving on that ship, but there is:

William Wadham
Wife Elizabeth and one child at Pusey
Sentenced Wilts 24 July 1830 to 7 yrs transportation for house breaking
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-46$init=CON31-1-46p136

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Double up on information,
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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 20:53 GMT (UK) »
and from his Indent:
Ploughman, 24yo
Native place near Marlboro' Wilts
Protestant, can read and write
2 brothers and 2 sisters - 1 brother in navy
Father Isaac at native place

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95
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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:27 GMT (UK) »
In this marriage permission his name is spelled 'Woodham'
The police number '1306' confirms it as same the person
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-1p093

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Oh My .......  !!! https://www.rootschat.com/forum/Smileys/classic/shocked.gif

That is a perfect hit. All the details associated with those records match what I know about William.

His father was Isaac.
He comes from Wilts.
He was sentenced to seven years.
His wife is/was Elizabeth and he had a son.

There are some questions I want to ask but I need to view your posts again which I can't do while this response post is open.

-DC

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:55 GMT (UK) »

William Wadham
Wife Elizabeth and one child at Pusey



His son (left behind in UK) spelled his name as Wadham on at least one record that I have.

Where is Pusey?????


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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:59 GMT (UK) »

William Wadham
Wife Elizabeth and one child at Pusey



His son (left behind in UK) spelled his name as Wadham on at least one record that I have.

Where is Pusey?????

There's a Pusey in Oxfordshire of it may be a misspelling of Pewsey not far from Marlborough in Wiltshire?

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 22:03 GMT (UK) »
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-46$init=CON31-1-46p136


Am having trouble deciphering the curly handwriting.
Can anyone transcribe this for me?
I can make out bits here and there but not all.

-DC