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John Hadley

John Hadley, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hadley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Striker
Date of Death: 17th September, 1891
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 24
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

D Wong on 14th January, 2016 wrote:

John Hadley was 19 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing a silk handkerchief from a line at Wolverhampton”.

John was 5’7” tall, could read, single protestant, fair complexion, brown hair blue eyes.

Father: John
Mother: Elizabeth – at Wolverhampton
Brothers: William, Joseph.
Sisters: Mary Ann, Maria.

20/2/1846: TOL
5/3/1847: COF

16/12/1850: Married Susannah Gordon in Melbourne.  Susannah was born C1834 in Armagh and arrived per ‘Diadem’ at the age of 16 as a Female Orphan Immigrant on 1/1/1850.  Susannah died 25/9/1888 – they had 12 children.

1841: John’s occupation was a Whitesmith.

17/9/1891: John died in Bairnsdale, Victoria and was buried at Maffra Cemetery next to his wife.

Kelli on 23rd April, 2018 wrote:

Married Irish Orphan Susan Gordon 1861. They had 11 children:
William Hadley 1852
John Hadley 1854
Matilda Hadley 1856
Sussanna Hadley 1858
Martha Hadley 1860
Joseph Hadley 1862
Margaret Hadley 1964
Lavinia Hadley 1866
Mary Ann Hadley 1869
Joseph Hadley 1871
Stanford Hadley 1875

Convict Changes History

Robert Wingrave on 13th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1891 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 14th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th September, 1891 (prev. 1891), gender: m, occupation, crime

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