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James Hill, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Stafford Quarter Sessions
3rd July, 1822
6th November, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 155 other convicts
||Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 183 (92)
||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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Donna on 20th April, 2020 wrote:
Born in Stafford, Staffordshire England.
Arrived in Hobart Town on 30th November 1822.
On 8th October 1834 James married Lydia Kempkey in Longford Tasmania.
By 1841 James had settled in Narellan NSW and operated a hotel, which used to stand on the site of the current Narellan Post Office.
James and Lydia and their seven children would depart Launceston in March of 1857 onboard the vessel “Queen” and arrive in Melbourne Victoria in the same month and year of March 1857. Here James Hill would become a farming labourer.
James and Lydia Hill would have seven children in thirteen years. They were Eliza (1838 – 1899), Lavinia Adelaide (1840 – 1882), my direct ancestor William Frederick (1842 – 1908), Mary Ann (1844 – 1921), John (1847 – 1858), David (1849 – 1893), James (1851 – 1923). James Hill died at Kangaroo Flat in Bendigo Victoria on the 21st of November 1860.
James Hill settled in Narellan in 1841 and conducted a hotel, which was on the site of the present Narellan Post Office. From James McClelland’s Authentic Australians. Book No2 Volume 1. P81
Lauren Winkley on 5th August, 2020 wrote:
The Notes on James Hill say he was in Narellen NSW in 1841. I believe this is incorrect. James & Lydia Hill remained in Tasmania until 1857 when they left for Victoria.
Iris Dunne on 5th August, 2020 wrote:
Conduct Record: Transported for Stealing, Free cert. 14 Sep. 1852
https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1401737/one?qu=james&qu=hill&qf=NI_SHIP_FACET Ship+(Names+Index) Arab Arab+||+Arab+(1) Arab+(1)
Departure from Launceston 28 Sep. 1852 on ship Yarra Yarra bound to Melbourne, Status: Free by servitude
Convict Changes History
Donna on 20th April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000)
Lauren Winkley on 5th August, 2020 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 5th August, 2020 made the following changes:
source: Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 183 (92) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 183 (92)), crime