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Alexander Hewitt, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 316
||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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Phil Hands on 3rd September, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted at the Chester Quarter Sessions on 13th January 1801 for petty larceny, sentenced to transportation for 7 years, he was sent to the Prison Hulk ‘Captivity’ moored at Gosport Hampshire.
Left England on 23rd Septmber 1802.
Ship:- the ‘Glatton’ sailed with 271 male and 130 females convicts on board of which 9 males and 5 females died during the voyage.
Arrived on 11th March 1803.
Alexander married Jane Starkey on 1st July 1797 at Manchester.
Citation details: 1797-1798
Alexander Hewitt of this parish a brazier and Jane Starkey of Manchester a spinster were married in this church by banns published 12th and 20th day of November 1796, this first day of July 1797 by me Jas. Brookes.
Alexander and Jane both made their X marks in the register in the presence of Henry Aspinall.
After Alexander had been transported, Jane was also tried and convicted at the Chester Quarter Sessions on 15th April 1803, she was sentenced to transportation for 14 years, it is possible that she may have deliberately broken the law in order to join her husband in Australia, following his transportation in March of that year, Jane arrived on 11th April 1806, they had 1 child in NSW, Jane born in 1807.
He received his Certificate of Freedom on 1st March 1811.
On 16th January 1810, Alexander, Jane, John Brown, John day and Nicholas McCarthy were charged with stealing a copper, the property of the Crown. The court awarded that Alexander Hewitt and John Day should be committed to gaol to take their trial before a court of criminal jurisdiction. John Brown, Nicholas McCarthy and Jane Hewitt were discharged.
Alexander and Jane initially worked for Peter Hobbs at Richmond, but after their separation (it is unclear when) Alexander moved to Sydney and is listed as a tin man, and then lived with a Sarah Smith.
In 1812, he appeared in a court of civil jurisdiction relating to a promisory note of Thirty two pounds, 6 shillings and 3 pence.
Convict Changes History
Phil Hands on 3rd September, 2017 made the following changes: