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William Gardner Sams (1792-1871) was appointed Under-Sheriff of Hobart in 1831 and later Sheriff and Commissioner of Insolvency of Launceston, Tasmania in 1840 . He was also one of fifteen investors in the pastoral company Port Phillip Association which played a key role in the foundation of the city of Melbourne.
Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record Series (1788-1841) edited by J. T. Spurway Published by A.B.G.R. Sydney 1992
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