William Smith (c.1755-1830)

William Smith is one of St John’s First Fleeters. Smith hailed from “Park Gate,” in Hampshire, England and was transported to the Colony of New South Wales as a convict aboard the First Fleet ship Charlotte (1788). He ultimately formed a relationship with a convict woman who shared his ship and his surname: Ann Smith. William Smith died at Prospect on 12 January 1830, aged 75, and was buried the same day. He left his farm, “Ann’s Place” to his “loving wife” Ann Smith, who passed away almost eight years later. William and Ann’s final resting place in the cemetery is unknown as their graves are unmarked.

Burial Location

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


  • Partner of Ann Smith


  • Convict Charlotte (1788)



  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.441
  • Trove
  • Genealogical Research to follow up


# First Fleet

# Convict

# Ship: Charlotte (1788)

# Burial year: 1830

# Grave: unmarked