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John Hawkins

John Hawkins, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hawkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 75 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 378
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

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 wrote:

In 1824, at Richmond, John married Elizabeth Smith (Convict, 1803, “Speedy”).
Elizabeth had previously been in a defacto relationship with William Keefe (Convict, 1798, “Barwell”) and had at least one child from the relationship, possibly more. However, William seems to have died around 1805-6.
Then she married Thomas Tailby (Convict, 1792, “Royal Admiral”). They had two sons, George and Thomas. But then Thomas (snr) died in 1823.
Elizabeth is recorded in the 1825 census:.
Smith, Elizabeth, free by servitude, Speedy, 1800, 7 years, widow, Richmond.
Tailby, Thomas, free by servitude, Royal Admiral, 1800, 7 years, DEAD 18th May 1823 Richmond.
Tailby, Thomas, 16, born in the colony, employed by John Bowman, Richmond.

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 184…
[Ref H1005] Hawkins, John, 55, conditional pardon, Fortune, 1806, life, Protestant, wheelwright, Richmond.
[Ref H1006] Hawkins, Elizabeth, 56, conditional pardon, Speedy, 1803, 7 years, protestant.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Ann Marie Gould on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:


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