Family name(s) FRANCIS
Given name(s) William
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 24
Trial date 16 September 1785
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Highway robbery
Value of crimes 2 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Alexander
Date left colony
Date of Death 21 January 1804


Confused by contractors with another of the same name who died in England.Described as “a worthless troublesome wretch”. Planned a mutiny on Norfolk Island in 1788, and attempted to escape in 1795.