|Offspring of Maria Coverly and William Bidgood (c1783-c1816)|
|Elizabeth Coverly (1815-1879)||2 March 1815 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia||18 April 1879 Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia||Edward Mitchell (c1799-1859) Edward Mitchell (c1799-1859) James Overton (1842-1878)|
William Bidgood, the younger - convict on the Glatton in 1803
William Bidgood was convicted to transporation for life on 16 March 1801 in Devonshire. He left England in the Glatton in September 1802 and arrived in Sydney on 11 March 1803.
He was before the Bench of Magistrates in Sydney on 28 Sep 1805, in name "Badgood", accused of working a private still for the distribution of spirits contrary to the colonial regulations. The charge was held over "... until Sloane [another accused] is taken ...". Others accused at the time were sentenced to 300 lashes, but for possible review because of their "candour & proper behaviour before the Court".
The most common spelling for William's name in New South Wales was Badgood.
In the 1806 muster William "Badgood" was listed as a government servant on the Government Farm at Castle Hill.
In the 1811 muster he is shown as William "Bedgood".
As William "Badgood" he is recorded as the father of Elizabeth to Maria Coverley in 1815.
In the 1816 muster he is shown as William "Badgood".
In the 1817, 1818 & 1820 musters he is shown as William "Badgood" (dead).