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John Hawkes

John Hawkes, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hawkes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1817
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 27th May, 1894
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford. Walsall Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 317 (160)
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

Pat Pitts on 23rd April, 2012 wrote:

Married Mary Ann Davis (Born 1831 Cork Ireland) at Seymour 28/2/1852.  They had 5 children Sarah Jane Born 16/2/1852 Seymour Vic, Mary Ann 1855 Seymour Vic, William 27/1/1858 Gundaroo NSW, Thomas 6/6/1861 Gundaroo NSW , John 1862 Melbourne Vic.

John Hawkes died at Euromedah, Dubbo NSW on 27/5/1894.  Mary Ann (wife) was alive in 1894.

Jillann kerr on 17th August, 2014 wrote:

Johns occupation was listed as a spur plater

Peter Mott on 24th February, 2016 wrote:

John & Mary Ann had (5) children-(1)Sarah Jane-1852-(2)-Mary-1856-(3)John-1858-(4)-William-(b)-Jan,27th-1859 (5)-Thomas-(b)-June 06 1861—Sarah Jane married Frederick Mott on the 5th Dec-1869 in Young N.S.W. Sarah died in 1910 in Wellington N.S.W.

Convict Changes History

Pat Pitts on 23rd April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1894-05-27, gender m

Jillann kerr on 17th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th December, 1817 (prev. 0000)

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