Secretary to the British Convention
'A tried patriot and an honest man'
William, in his 50's died in1796 at Port Jackson, Sydney.
His body was interred March 19, 1796 St Philip's Church, Sydney
The following links contain a variety of references to 'The Scottish
Martyrs', William Skirving or information relevant to William's live and
Parliamentary Reform in Scotland 1750 - 1832 Good general background information on the Scottish Martyrs (Spartacus)
Robertson, Skirving, Glover, Lawson, Genealogy Family genealogy, by the author of this page
Abbot House Abbot House, Dunfermline, where there is an exhibit featuring Skirving and Mealmaker
Skirving the Martyr Tam Shaw's web site, with an article on William by Anne Mead (Cardenden Local History Group)
Thomas Muir An article on the Scottish Political Reformist, Thomas Muir
Old Liberton Photographs of Liberton, at the turn of the century
National Library of Australia Prints and watercolours of Port Jackson (ca. 1800)
On board the Surprize - William Neale and the alleged mutiny on the Surprize - thanks to Karen Jones.