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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 10 January 19 19:52 GMT (UK) »
New information from my contact in Australia,
who has good but not totally conclusive evidence
she is a descendant of the man we are talking about.



William marries under the surname WARREN in 1843 (Launceston),
presumably to get around the marriage
restrictions placed upon him. Marries a Mary Gifford.

They have two daughters born in Tasmania:
Marianne Wadden in 1843 & Catherine Wadham circa 1846.
A third daughter, Elizabeth Wadham is born in Victoria in 1850.

This means the family moved to the mainland 1846-1850.
Earlier in this discussion we noted that our William picked up
a document in 1846 certifying his release from his sentence some years earlier.
It could be that he needed this document to be permitted to leave.

My contact links this man with the death of a William Wadham in Ararat hospital February 1894.
The details on the death cert are consistent with what we know about the man from Tasmania.

*HOWEVER* though the trail of data is good, it has not been possible to absolutely prove that the man who died in Ararat is the man who was transported to Tasmania in 1831.

Can anyone double-check and verify that data I have provided and find a conclusive connection
between the Victoria Wadhams and the Tasmania convict?

-DC





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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 10 January 19 21:39 GMT (UK) »
William Warren signs the marriage register in 1843 with 'his X mark' and I'll check again but I'm fairly sure his convict record says he can read and write - so I'm doubtful about this being the right William
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-3p32j2k

also note that Elizabeth Wadham born Victoria 1850 had a sister Mary Anne registered at the same time, reg nums 25799 and 25800

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Add: His indent does list him as being able to read and write


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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 10 January 19 22:27 GMT (UK) »
These are all the convict records available online for William Wadham from the Libraries Tasmania site with image numbers noted to save searching

Appropriation list
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON27-1-5,128
image 97

Conduct record
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-46$init=CON31-1-46p136

Description list
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-21,304
image 129

Indent
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON14-1-2,95
images 83 & 84

Muster roll
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON13-1-5,201
image 98

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 10 January 19 22:54 GMT (UK) »
William Warren signs the marriage register in 1843 with 'his X mark' and I'll check again but I'm fairly sure his convict record says he can read and write - so I'm doubtful about this being the right William
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-3p32j2k

Add: His indent does list him as being able to read and write


Quite right. Some of us discussed this off forum and noted that the William Woodham who
married in the UK in 1828 (before transportation) also signed with an X,
implying he could not write. So there is contradicting evidence over his literacy.


If the William Warren that married in 1843 is not our William Wadham using a false name,
we then have to ask why this man would give the surname Wadham to his children.


-DC

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Re: William Woodham again - new development
« Reply #40 on: Thursday 10 January 19 23:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the documents, Matthew.
Feels like I know the fellow quite well now.
Even know what he looked like!

-DC