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William Haxforth

William Haxforth, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Haxforth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York, Kingston Upon Hull Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts

References

Primary source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/5. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/11, page 438. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item 4/4005; Microfiche 638)&(Convict List HO10/12)&(Colonial Papers: NRS 898, Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312, page 122 & NRS 937, Reel 6004-6016, page 307). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 381 (192)
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

Bill Howard on 24th October, 2020 wrote:

He had a conviction for larceny in 1825, for which he received 6 months imprisonment. 1n 1836 he was convicted for riot and assault, for which 3 months imprisonment was given. this latter incident appears to have involved several other men, also convicted.

Iris Dunne on 26th October, 2020 wrote:

Criminal Registers, Offence Larceny

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich

Convict Indents: aged 32, conviction 19 Oct. 1815, Trade Seaman

16 Jan 1818, on list of convicts disembarked from the Ocean & forwarded to Windsor for distribution

1820 Government Labourer

15 Jan 1823 - on list of persons who obtained certificates of freedom in the last fortnight

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
ADM 101/57/8/21818-1819

Folio 18: William Hayworth, Convict, aged 30; disease or hurt, tortuous griping pain in his bowels, incessant desire to stool but inability to pass anything but mucous. Taken ill, 8 December 1817. Dismissed 24 December 1817.

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

HAXFORTH, William. Per “Ocean”, 1818.

1818 Jan 16 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)

1823 Jan 15 - On list of persons who obtained certificates of freedom in the last fortnight (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.122)

Convict Changes History

Bill Howard on 24th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 24th October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 26th October, 2020 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/5. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/11, page 438. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item 4/4005; Microfiche 638)&(Convict List HO10/12)&(Colonial Papers: NRS 898, Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312, pag

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