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Richard Hamilton, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208)
||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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John McGowan on 8th March, 2013 wrote:
Accused a collier, convicted Edinburgh High Court 1 April 1807 - did on 7 August 1797 break-open door of Katherine Stewart,infirm old lady, resident at Gravepans, County Linlithgow and beat and bruise her, as to occasion her death next morning. Crimes of hamesucken and culpable homicide.
John McGowan on 23rd October, 2013 wrote:
Richard Hamilton, collier Gravepans, county Linlithgow and thereater Rosewell, Midlothian, convicted 1 April 1807 at Edinburgh High Court - for on 7 August 1797, break-open the door of Catherine Stewart, an inform old woman resident at Gravepans and beat and bruise her as to occasion her death next morning. Found guilty of ‘hamesucken’ and culpable homicide. Sentenced Transportation for Life. See Scots Magazine (1807) Vol.69, p 634 and McGowan,John (2013) A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 148 and p 229.
Convict Changes History
John McGowan on 8th March, 2013 made the following changes:
gender, occupation, crime