Live in England circa 1747. Died in the
William Evans was sentenced to death at
Shrewsbury, Salop, on 12 March 1785 for theft of a black
mare at Wellington. Reprieved on 28 December to seven
years transportation beyond the seas, he was aged 38
when sent to the Dunkirk hulk, where his behavior was
“tolerably decent and orderly”.
On 11 March 1787 he was discharged to
Friendship, where in December he reported to Ralph Clark
that rations for himself and John Petherick (qv) were
being held back by other convicts.
William died at Port Jackson on 30 May
To The Memory of
All my darks and all my fears were
held in for all those years.
Now may I disappear?
As I rest in peace,
down at Sydney Cove.
Founders or Australia
Verse: J.Mortimer # 6409.