Gurner William 1798 born Cambridge UK sent to Australia 1830 as a convict, he was on a ship called the Royal George which brought the convicts to Van Diemans Land.  He worked on the estate of Edward Archer esquire at Woolmers. William was granted his freedom 14th July 1836 according to the Hobart Town Crier.  Edward Archer was very fair to the convicts.  I am trying to find out what happenend to William after this time.  If any one has any information it would help with this part of my tree.   I am happy to help research Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire if anyone needs help.

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Comment by Sylvia on October 3, 2019 at 11:44

Have you seen this ... apparently he heads of to Melbourne (you'll need to check this yourself) : https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=499622.9

They seem to lose him at some stage and I'm wondering whether the following could be him

There is a William Gunner in the Tassie health and welfare records (1886) who'd come over on the Royal George? : https://stors.tas.gov.au/NI/1606681

And a possible death for this person the year after: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-56$init=RGD35-1-56p30

Comment by Sylvia on October 3, 2019 at 11:53

The link for the death didn't work out very well (and unfortunately you can't edit blog posts), William' Gunner's death is on image #30

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