William Batt
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William Francis Joseph Batt (1828 - 1905)

William Francis Joseph Batt
Born in Barton Stacey, Hampshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married 17 Jul 1852 in Tasmania, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 76 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australiamap
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William Batt was born in Hampshire, England.
William Batt was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to Van Diemen's Land

Extract from 'The BATT Family of Barton Stacey[1]

WILLIAM, baptised 28 December 1828 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire.

William was convicted at the same time as his older brother Charles with burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1846.

'William was ambitious and although there are no letters from him after the first one to his mother on arrival in Hobart, his life can be followed by the moves and transactions he made over the next fifty years. Not long after he reached Van Diemen’s Land he married and quickly had a large family and established himself as a farmer.'

Convict No 3718 William Batt was given permission to marry Mary Ann Jago on 3 June 1852 and the marriage took place on 17 July of that year at Christ Church of England, Longford, Tasmania.[2] His wife was the daughter of John Jago and his wife Susannah (Wills).

'Tough times soon followed with bankruptcy and then the tragic death of his pregnant wife after she fell from a wagon. Some turbulent years followed when he left his children with his father-in-law and went to Oatlands looking for work.'

He had a de-facto marriage with Ann Brownsmith, by whom he had two daughters, and then married Mary Anne Jones on 2 September 1872 at Oatlands, Tasmania. Further details of his colourful life can be found in Mrs Arulappu's book.

Mr Batt died on 27 October 1905 in Hobart, Tasmania, having assumed the name William Francis Joseph Batt.


  1. Linda Moffatt, for Barton Stacey History Group, The Batt Families of Barton Stacey (2013), , Hampshire, England, BATT James, descendants of F!B4, page 3.
  2. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Record for William Batt. https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1780&h=193327&indiv=try.
  • 1841 England census, Australian marriage & death certificates

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