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William Quinnell Prisoner No 33 - 3345 arrived in the colony on 18 December 1833 aboard the ship "Lloyds". He was tried at Glamorgan Quarter Session on the 9 April 1833 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing money, age 20. He was a native of Bristol England and his trade or calling was Chairmaker. Appearance was 5 ft 5 and half inches, Fair Ruddy, Sandy Hair, Blue Eyes scar on the right side of upper lip.
On the 30 Jan 1836 William absconded from M. Castle Sydney; apprehended on 26 Jul 1840 in Sydney and sentenced to 12 months on Iron Gang.
11 August 1842 discharged from Iron Gang at Newcastle and assigned to Mr. Castle.
On 30 Jul 1841 he applied for permission to marry Mary Connor with whom he had had two children viz. Mary born 1837 & Michael born 1838.
William applied for his Ticket of Leave No 45/831 Moreton Bay in 1841.
Certificate of Freedom 17 June 1847 No 47 - 523
In 1860 William, Mary (Connor) & Hannah Eliza age 13 listed on Brisbane Muster.
There are no known records for the year or place of William's death and there are no headstones in the Inverell Cemetery for either William or Mary. It is likely he died in Queensland. Records show his wife Mary was buried at Inverell in an unmarked grave.
Submitted by : Kerrie Metcalfe, Member WFHG, 13 Apr 2008