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Hiam Aarons

Hiam Aarons, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hiam Aarons
Aliases: Hyam
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Cap maker
Date of Death: 1886
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Surrey Southwark Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 118
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Tony Beale on 23rd March, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 1841 Jean taylor 27 ToL (14yrs) per ship George Hibbert to marry Hiam Aarons 32 ToL (life) per ship Guildford rev K D Smythe Bathurst 24/4/1841

D Wong on 23rd March, 2021 wrote:

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser London, England
10 Aug 1826

Hyam Aaron, a Jew, and Isaac Barnett, were finally examined for robbing Mrs. Mary Hoy, 21, George-street, Suffolk-street, of half a sovereign, half a crown, and in copper, the noon-day. The prosecutrix was purchasing some articles in the Borough Market, when the prisoners who had followed her, watching their opportunity, lifted the cover of a wicker basket where the money was deposited in a white handkerchief, and succeeded in abstracting it, but being seen by a boy named Allen, they were pursued and taken, and both committed for trial.

Isaac Barnett arrived NSW per ‘Florentia 1828’.

Hiam/Hyam Aarons was listed as 18 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Capmaker/furrier.

Hiam could read, was Jewish, single, 5’4½” tall, sallow pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, black or dark brown eyes, H:BH on right arm, small eyes.

Assigned to G. Townsend at Trevallyn.

25/9/1832: No 28 Road Gang - absent from the gang without leave - three days treadmill.

3/9/1833: Gaol Description and Entrance Books:
Listed as born in Germany, Jewish, a Jeweller, at the Hyde Park Barracks, to an Iron Gang for 12 months - To the Hulk.

1837: Assigned to James Bloodsworth, Cassilis

29/5/1839: TOL, Bathurst.

24/4/1841: Married Jean Taylor at the Presbyterian Church, Bathurst.
1842: John L

22/8/1843: TOL Passport, Bathurst Bench - Allowed to travel between Bathurst and Burroway for 12 months in the service of Mr. F? Lord.

1846: Recommended for a CP

30/7/1847: CP

1886: NSW BDM - Hyam Aarons died in the District of Sydney - Parents: Joseph and Charlotte.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 23rd March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 23rd March, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Hyam, date of death: 1886 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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