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William Hatton, one of 237 convicts transported on the Eden, 30 September 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 342
||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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C. Wood on 12th June, 2012 wrote:
William, age 13, was charged with 3 others for stealing a pistol from a shop. He was sent to Parkhurst Prison, where he learned the skills of tailoring. He arrived in Geelong as an exile, and was then sent to Portland Bay on the Sophia. He was pprenticed to J.H. Clark of Portland for four years at the rate of Â£5 per annum, the lowest wage paid to any exile. (Ian Wynd 1996, p.100) William became a recidivist in Port Phillip, being convicted in the Melbourne Supreme Court, at Heathcote, and at Blackwood. Aliases: William Smith, Peter Crawley, William Burns, William Burrows. Possibly died in Melbourne Hospital on 22.5.1876 under the name of William Burrows, due to erysipelas of the forearm.