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John Hardwell

John Hardwell, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hardwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th June, 1835
Age: 39 years

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: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 18th November, 1834
Arrival date: 3rd March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 463 (233)
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

Leonie Dolley on 2nd April, 2013 wrote:

John was married to Hannah they had 7 children he died in The Hobart Hospital.

D Wong on 11th August, 2018 wrote:

20/6/1834 Chelmsford Chronicle Essex,
John Hardwell,39, brought by Habeas Corpus from Hertford Gaol, for fowl-stealing.

Gaol Report: Bad character.  3 times imprisoned for leaving his family.

Married with 7 children, wife Hannah at Great Haddow.

26/6/1835: John Hardwell died at the Colonial Hospital, Hobart, aged 39.
Convict, Waterloo.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 2nd April, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

D Wong on 11th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th June, 1835 (prev. 0000)

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