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William Hall

William Hall, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 241 (122)
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

Glenda Humes on 31st July, 2017 wrote:

William Hall, native of Maresfield, Sussex, convicted on 20 March 1815 in the Horhsam Sussex Assizes, receiving Life Transportation for stealing a horse, the property of Mr. Knight of Maresfield,and a cart, the property of Mr Avis of Forest Row. William was aided in the theft by Thomas Hall (see this Thomas Hall-Ocean on this site) and William Randall,age 52. William Hall has an estimated birth date between 1781-1784 with 1781-2 likely per various Indent and Muster records that list his age.  He was one of 5 convicts sent from Horsham Sussex prison to the Perseus Hulk in Portsmouth prior to Transportation, listed as age 33 (Thomas Hall, age 32, William’s brother was one of the 5 all sent to NSW the Ocean). In 1828, on the NSW Census, he is listed as 45; on the 1837 NSW convict muster he is listed as 53. Received a Ticket-of-Leave 4 May 1826 when he was in Broke Bay, Sydney, NSW. He died 14 Nov 1849 in Broke, NSW

Convict Changes History

Jeffrey Hall on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Glenda Humes on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 241 (122);HO10/23 NSW Census E-H; NSW Convict Muster 1806-1849 D-J; UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books 1802-1849

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