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Nathaniel A'court

Nathaniel a'Court, one of 250 convicts transported on the Hive, 15 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nathaniel A'court
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1879
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Dorset Assizes on 18th July 1833
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Hive
Departure date: 15th January, 1834
Arrival date: 11th June, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 278
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

Karen Prior on 4th August, 2015 wrote:

The original sentence was Death, which was commuted to 14 years transportation.
Nathaniel never returned to England and died age 63 in the Liverpool Asylum for the infirm and destitute in NSW.

D Wong on 5th June, 2016 wrote:

Nathaniel was 19 years old on arrival in NSW. 

On arrival, to e worked in irons at Goat Island.

8/10/1840: TOL Maitland
8/7/1842: TOL Passport - allowed to proceed to Liverpool Plains in the service of Mr John Eales for 12 months.

5/8/1842: Maitland.
Ticket of leave holder. Absented himself from Maitland. Charged with robbery. Farm labourer aged 27 from Dorsetshire; 5’4 3/4”; ruddy and much freckled compl., brown hair, blue eyes, scar knuckle of middle finger of (r) hand, scar back of thumb, another inside (l) hand.

31/8/1847: COF

9/10/1850: Found ‘not guilty’ of stealing noes and coin belonging to Horatio Charles Noah.

Convict Changes History

Karen Prior on 4th August, 2015 made the following changes:

surname: A'court (prev. a'Court), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 5th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1879 (prev. 0000), occupation

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