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William Hawkins

William Hawkins, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hawkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 333 (169)
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

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2022 wrote:

The following are the names, ages, and alleged offences of the prisoners:— ... Harry Wait, 22, and Wm. Hawkins, 18, assault and robbery; ...
Salisbury Journal, 7 March 1836.

HARRY WAITE and WM. HAWKINS were charged with assaulting John Durston on the King’s highway, and robbing him 2 half-sovereigns and 7 half-crowns at Corsham. It appeared that the prosecutor had been to Chapel Corsham on the evening of the 27 Sept., and that on his return home, the prisoners pulled him from his horse, and robbed him.—Death recorded.
Devizes Gazette, 10 March 1836.

The following convicts have, during the week, been removed from Fisherton Gaol, and put on board the Leviathan Hulk, at Portsmouth, in order for transportation, viz : William Hawkins, Harry Waite, Thomas Burge, Henry Smart, Jeremiah Bray, James Sawyer, and John Hayward, convicted of highway robbery; and John Reeves, convicted of burglary, all to be transported for life. Benjamin Woodward, for receiving stolen property, and John Ashley for stealing fowls, to be transported for seven years.
Devizes Gazette, 26 May 1836.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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