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James Hazell

James Hazell, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hazell
Aliases: James Hazel
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex, Westminster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 234
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 30th March, 2020 wrote:

Colonial secretary Index.

HAZELL, James. Per “Prince Regent”, 1820
1821 Sep 8 - Plasterer. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.106)
1822 Mar 4 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.51)
1824 Apr 27 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.127, 476-7)
1824 Jul 9 - Runaway from Port Macquarie; sentenced to Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen’s Land. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.81)
1824 Aug 28 - Prisoner in Sydney Gaol to be embarked on the “Amity” for Moreton Bay (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.273)
Moreton Bay Prisoner Register.
James Hazel, per Prince Regent, tried at Middlesex 26 Mar 1818, 7 years. Trade - Plaisterer.  Colonial Conviction – Tried by Dr Wentworth at Sydney 9 July 1824. Sentence – to Penal settlement for remainder of sentence. Absconded 12 January 1826.
Description: James Hazel, native of London, age 30, 5 ft 10. dark comp, black hair, dark eyes.

Maureen Withey on 30th March, 2020 wrote:

Absconded Prisoners.
James Hazel from Plaisterers’ Gang;
Sydney Gazette, 22 Sept 1821.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates during the last Week :
Prince Regent (I) - - James Hazell;
Sydney Gazette, 9 June 1825.

Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2020 wrote:

He was one of the first group of 29 convicts to go to Moreton Bay on the Amity which departed Sydney on the 1st September 1824, bound for Moreton Bay.  Many of them had skills which would be useful in establishing a new settlement. They arrived at Redcliffe 12th September, and set up temporary huts and gardens to plant vegetables.  They did not feel the site was very suitable, so by May 1825, the settlement was moved to Brisbane, a few miles upstream.
Many of the convicts were volunteers who hoped to gain their ticket-of-leave as a reward for helping to establish the new penal colony.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: James Hazel, gender: m, occupation

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