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Archibald Hadwen

Archibald Hadwen, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Archibald Hadwen
Aliases: Hardwen, Hadwin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 19th October, 1873
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster (Liverpool) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Enchantress
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 31st July, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 48
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 21st October, 2013 wrote:

Archibald Hadwen was 17 years old on arrival in VDL, he was transported for stealing 2 boxes. Archibald had previously been convicted of vagrancy.

Archibald was born in Liverpool, was 5’2 1/2” tall, single, brown eyes, dark brown hair, dark complexion, blind in the right eye, tattoos.

1833: Public Works.
1833: HM Gaol, Hobart.
1835: Transported to Port Arthur for continuous absconding and he had a very bad conduct record.
September 1835: Back at Public Works, Hobart.

19/10/1873: Died at Port Arthur.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st October, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, date of birth 1816, date of death 19th October, 1873, gender, occupation, crime

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