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William Hartley

William Hartley, one of 261 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 09 August 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hartley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 9th December, 1852
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster. Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 9th August, 1850
Arrival date: 14th November, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 315 (159)
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

D Wong on 7th February, 2021 wrote:

Transported for:
Highway robbery with violence stealing 20/-. and a watch from Thos. Rigler at Rochdale.

William Hartley was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Rochdale.

William was literate, married with 2 children, protestant, 5’7¾” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes, scar on knuckle forefinger right hand.

21/11/1850: At the Port Barracks.

9/3/1852: TOL

19/10/1852: Hobart/Drunk, fined 5/-

9/12/1852: William died at Hobartown.

15/12/1852 Launceston Examiner:
FATAL ACCIDENT.- On Thursday last, a workman named William Hartley, employed at Mr. Luckman’s coal mine near New Town, lost his hold whilst ascending the shaft, and was precipitated from the bucket, a distance of more than fifty feet.
He was so dreadfully injured about the head and body, that death instantly ensued.
At the inquest subsequently held, a verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th December, 1852 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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