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William Hawkins

William Hawkins, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hawkins
Aliases: Halkins (Alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1877
Age: 63 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 20th July, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 106
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

M R Jardine on 12th February, 2012 wrote:

William E Hawkins (alias Halkin)
Born Chatham, Kent, 1814.
Father John E Hawkins, Mother Margaret.
Convicted for Stealing Linen.
Served 7 years, granted certificate of freedom on 22 February 1844 at Cassilis NSW.  Married Ellen T Smithwick (b. Dublin 1821). Three children, Agnes A, Julia and William E.
Died Bathurst NSW 1877.

Convict Changes History

M R Jardine on 12th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814-00-00, date of death 1877-00-00, gender m

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