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John Hatch

John Hatch, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hatch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 22nd November, 1839
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 182
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

isaac on 13th September, 2015 wrote:

stealing wheat

D Wong on 13th September, 2015 wrote:

John Hatch was married with his wife and 2 children being at Emhurst in Hampshire.

12/8/1826: TOL
1830: TOL
12/11/1834: CP
31/8/1837: CP

22/10/1839 Colonial Times:

William Carr and John Hatch, were indicted for stealing on the 29th of August, two sheep, the property of Mr. Edward Luttrell, of the Black Brush.

Mr. Luttrell stated, that on returning from town, he saw the prisoners in custody;  he had lost two sheep about that time, and the next day he saw their skins hanging up, quite fresh, in a hut occupied by the prisoners. (The skins were produced and identified.)

Peter Devereux, an intelligent lad, thirteen years of age, testified to seeing the prisoners putting two sheep into two bags.

The prisoner Hatch called a person, named Crump, to prove, that he had bought some kangaroo of him, - but the Jury found them both Guilty, and they were sentenced to be transported for life.

His Honor intimated, that, as their police characters were not bad, they should experience the benefit of their previous conduct.

John Hatch was then sent to Port Arthur for 3 years.

22/11/1839: John Hatch died at the Colonial Hospital aged 40

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 wrote:

1839 - Burials in the Parish of Trinity.
No; 791
Name; John Hatch
Abode; Hospital
When buried; 21 November
Age; 40 years
Ship’s Name; Arab 1st
Quality or profession. Convict

Convict Changes History

isaac on 13th September, 2015 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), voyage, date of death: 17th June, 1787 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 13th September, 2015 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), voyage, date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd November, 1839 (prev. 17th June, 1787), occupation, crime

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