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William Hammond

William Hammond, one of 158 convicts transported on the Eliza, 25 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hammond
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 25th June, 1828
Arrival date: 18th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 157 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 424
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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Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/23/5B .  Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Eliza for 10 June 1828 to 22 April 1830 1829 by James Patton, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in transporting convicts from Woolwich and Sheerness to New South Wales.
Folios 18-19: William Hammond, aged 17: disease or hurt, pain in ear, lack of sleep and other symptoms of pyrexia. Put on sick list, 27 July 1828 at sea. In a few days got quite well.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 April 2020), May 1827, trial of WILLIAM HAMMOND (t18270531-148).

WILLIAM HAMMOND, Theft > pocketpicking, 31st May 1827.
1161. WILLIAM HAMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 1 purse, value 5s.; 3 sovereigns, 10 shillings, and 10 sixpences, the goods of Thomas Kinnear , from his person .
THOMAS KINNEAR. I am a packer , and live at Edinburgh. On the 15th of May, about half-past four o’clock, I was in Bond-street , and on getting near the corner of Clifford-street, a person called out that I had been robbed; I turned round, and saw George, who said I had lost my purse and handkerchief; the prisoner had just passed me; I ran and took hold of him till the officer came - my purse had been in my coat pocket, and contained some sovereigns and silver. George said she had seen the prisoner drop the purse, and another person take it up; I know it was all safe about two minutes before; he was not above a yard and a half from me.
MARTHA GEORGE . I live in Stamford-street. I was in Bond-street, and saw the prisoner and another walking before me; I saw Mr. Kinnear put a green purse into his coat pocket - I saw the prisoner put his hand into the pocket twice, but he did not take the purse; he put his hand in a third time, pulled out the purse, and dropped it - the other took it up, and ran away; I told Mr. Kinnear, and he was taken. I am certain he is the boy.
GUILTY . Aged 14.
Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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