William Cameron (d.1792)

WILLIAM CAMERON was a convict who was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 3 May 1792 as “WILLIAM CAMMARIN, Convict” [sic]. There is no exact match for a convict named WILLIAM CAMERON in the records of felons transported prior to this burial date. It is most likely that this individual was in fact the convict named ALLEN CAMERON who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London on 24 February 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 20 silk handkerchiefs. Note: ALLEN may have also been tried previously at the Old Bailey in January 1789 for the theft of a looking glass, but had been found not guilty on that occasion. ALLEN sailed with the Third Fleet and arrived per Active (1791) on 26 September 1791. A brief search shows that ALLEN did not appear again in records after 1792, increasing the likelihood that he was the person who was buried at St. John’s in May 1792 under the name WILLIAM CAMERON.


Names

  • Probable alternate: ALLEN CAMERON

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 14 January 1789, trial of ALLEN CAMERON (t17890114-26).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 24 February 1790, trial of ALLEN CAMERON (t17900224-33).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 24 February 1790, punishment summary of ALLEN CAMERON (s17900224-1).

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Lists

# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Active (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked


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