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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Hamilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Culpable homicide
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208)
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

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

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