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William Hake

William Hake, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hake
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5)
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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D Wong on 6th July, 2020 wrote:

Sherborne Mercury Dorset, England
9 Aug 1845

SOMERSETSHIRE ASSIZESWin. Wm. Hake, 43, Aaron Dominy, 30, and Daniel Hake, 18, were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Goodland, of Pitminster. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty against Wm. Hake, and Dominy, and acquitted the younger Ha
Both prisoners were sentenced to be transported for life.

Aaron Dominy was also onboard the ‘China’.

Sent to Norfolk Island on arrival.

William Hake was listed as 50 years old on arrival in VDL 19/5/1847.

William was married with 8 children, he was illiterate, protestant, 6’1ΒΌ” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown to grey hair, grey whiskers, grey eyes, scar right shin, bald crown of head.

29/8/1854: TOL
15/7/1856: CP

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 5th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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