William Tucker1

#14950, b. before 1786

Individual's Timeline

Birthbefore 1786William Tucker1
Marriage22 August 1804William Tucker2

Primary events

Brushes with the LAW

The newspaper report says that William and a John PENWARDEN were found guilty of stealing from the person of John BATTEN, on the King's Highway, £15. The sentence is not recorded in the paper, but we know that he was given 7 years from other convict records. Whilst in the colony he was fined for being drunk in May 1832, bound over for a breach of the peace the very next day. Then in 1833 he was committed for trial for stealing money from a dwelling house. He died in H M C H 14th Jan 1834.3

Locus Operandi

  • 17861

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May be William the convict who came to Tasmania on the Lord Melville , arriving 18th Dec 1818. His trial was in Devon 26th July 1817. In 1822 he, and another man, both still convicts and both from the same ship, were assigned to Wetherall.

Child of William Tucker and Betty Chugg


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M051781 1584-1812 0917197 Film 1037053 Film.

  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Parish Record Collection - Marriage Record
    Groom's Surname:      Tucker
    Groom's Forename:      William
    Bride's Surname:      Chugg
    Bride's Forename:      Betty
    Year:      1804
    Month:      Aug
    Day:      22
    Parish:      West Down
    Town Or City:      
    County:      Devon
    Entry No.:      
    Record source:      Devon Marriages - Transcripts
    Data provider:      Devon Family History Society.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Headline: EXETER, WEDNESDAY, July 30.

    Publication:Exeter Flying Post

    Publication date:Thursday 31 July 1817

    Article text:"of Mrs. Williams, Grove Terrace, Mill Bty. Married, on Thursday last, at St. Germans, Mr. Richard Vareo, of Roach, to Miss Peter, eldest danghter of Mr. William Peter, of Berry. Died this morning, at his House, in this city, aged 75. William Todd, Esq."