William Garland (d.1797)

WILLIAM GARLAND was a convict who was tried and convicted at Plymouth, Devon, England on 22 March 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation. GARLAND sailed from Plymouth with the Third Fleet per Atlantic (1791) on 27 March 1791 and arrived in the colony of New South Wales on 20 August 1791. In early June 1797, WILLIAM GARLAND was fatally ‘speared by the Natives’ and buried in the Parramatta Burial Ground (St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta) on 3 June 1797. His grave is not marked, perhaps it never was, therefore its exact location in the cemetery is unknown.

The following year, another three local men would be fatally speared by Darug people and buried in the same cemetery within days of each other: NICHOLAS REDMOND, FRANCIS BOWERMAN, and ROBERT JENKINS.


Timeline

  • Tried and convicted: 22 March 1790, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 22 March 1790, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Sailed to the Colony of New South Wales with the Third Fleet per Atlantic: 27 March 1791, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Arrived with the Third Fleet per Atlantic: 20 August 1791, Port Jackson, Colony of New South Wales
  • Fatally speared by Darug people: c. 3 June 1797, Parramatta, Colony of New South Wales
  • Buried: 3 June 1797, Parramatta Burial Ground (St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta)

Burial Location

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

Positions

  • Convict, Atlantic, 27 March 1791–20 August 1791

Sources

Primary Sources

  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Plymouth, Devon

# Ship: Atlantic (1791)

# Frontier violence

# Burial year: 1797

# Grave: unmarked