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John Hill, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 424
||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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Robin Sharkey on 11th April, 2018 wrote:
John Hill’s Crime in England:
Hampshire Chronicle (Hampshire, England), Monday, August 15, 1808, p. 3
“At Chelmsford Assizes the following prisoners were capitally convicted, and received sentence of death, but were afterwards reprieved – JOHN HILL, for stealing a brown mare the property of Mr Wingfield of Great Burstead; John Tyler for returning from Transportation before the expiration of the term of his sentence; James Rayner and William Grubb for sheep-stealing.”
Robin Sharkey on 12th April, 2018 wrote:
John Hill per “Anne” Essex Assizes 3 August 1808 Life
Ticket of Leave no 623 granted 1813
1811 -John Hill; Convicted: Aug 1809 Chelmsford Life; Arrived per Anne, Convict; Occupation/Residence -NSW
1813 - Ticket of Leave Number: 13/0046
John Hill; Place of Trial: Essex 1808; Sentence: Life; Ship: Anne, Year: 1810; Native Place: Essex; Year of Birth: 1782; Age: 31; Trade or Calling: Labourer;
Reference: SRNSW 4/4427; Reel 601.
1814 Muster - Mustered at Windsor, Mary Fitzgerald, Wife to John Hill; Victualling: Off Stores, Children: 2 children on stores, 3 children off stores.
There are five children recorded for the victualling records in the October 1814, however, have found only four of Mary’s children in the NSWBDM indexes:
1. Nicholas McCann, born on 28th November 1803. Aged nearly 11 yrs in Oct 1814 Muster
2. Catherine McCann, was born in 1805. Aged 9 yrs in Oct 1814 Muster
3. BRIDGET NEALE born 17 January 1810. Aged 4&1/2 years at Oct 1814 Muster
4. Eleanor Hill born March 1811. Aged 3 & ½ years at Oct 1814 Muster
The 5th child from the NSWBDM index is Elizabeth Hill, but she was not born until 25 August 1815.
On 24th December 1815, Mary and John Hill had their 4 month old baby, Elizabeth Hill, baptised at St Matthew’s Church Windsor. They made it a job lot, getting older children baptised at the same time:
*their first daughter Elizabeth aged 3yrs 9 months was baptised as well on 24/12/1815, and
* also Mary’s daughter Bridget Neale by her second husband, James Neale. Bridget was only one month away from turning 5 years old when she was baptised.
Letter Dated 6 Nov 1813 - John Hill; Arrived per Anne (2), 1810 Hawkesbury, Original Remarks: Received ticket of leave. To be struck off the victualling list
John Hill; Arrived per Anne (2), Status: C TL (Convict; Ticket of Leave); Occupation/Residence &c, Mustered at Windsor [NSW AUS]; Victualling: Off Stores
1816 – Febry 1819 ‘Ann’ 1810 [at] Chelmsford, August (illegible) Ticket of Leave Landholder Richmond
1818 Ticket of Leave Landholder - in the colony
1820 Ticket of Leave - in the colony
Sept 1822 - John Hill; Life; Arrived per Anne, Status: TL; Occupation/Residence: Landholder, Windsor
Sept 1825 - Mary Fitzgerald; 7 years; Arrived per Atlas 1802, Status: FS (Free by Servitude); Occupation/Residence, Evan; Wife of John Hill
Sept 1825 - John Hill; Life; Arrived per Ann 1810, Status: TL; Occupation/Residence: Landholder, Bringelly.
John Hill Died: 1827 “Age 35”, (NSW BDM 7255/1827 V18277255 2C). John would in fct have been 45 years, based on the age / birth year recorded for his Conditional Pardon in 1813.
Convict Changes History
Robin Sharkey on 11th April, 2018 made the following changes:
Robin Sharkey on 12th April, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000), crime