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Louisa Hill

Louisa Hill, one of 109 convicts transported on the Midas, 22 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Louisa Hill
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 2nd April, 1829
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 22nd July, 1825
Arrival date: 17th December, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts

References

Primary source: Old Bailey - online. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item: 4/4009A; Microfiche: 657). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 279 (141)
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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Anonymous on 25th May, 2011 wrote:

probable birth year 1801
Died at Bathurst 02.04.1829 said to be aged 28 years
Married at Kelso parish Bathurst on 25.02.1828 to James DOVER [1801-1872]
Convicted Old Bailey on 07.04.1825 of stealing printed cotton cloth from Isaac JOHNSON on 21.02.1825
Arrived NSW per Midas 17.12.1825

Iris Dunne on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

Bound Indentures: Aged 25, Trade Housemaid

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
LOUISA HILL, MARY WATSON, ANN M’KENZIE, Theft > grand larceny, 7th April 1825.
843. LOUISA HILL , MARY WATSON , and ANN M’KENZIE , were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , twelve yards of printed cotton, value 16 s. , the goods of Isaac Johnson .

ISAAC JOHNSON. I am a linen-draper , and live in the Minories . On the 21st of February, between eleven and twelve o’clock in the day-time, the prisoners came to the shop in company together, and asked to look at some printed cottons; the first four or five pieces which I shewed them, they would not allow me to open; saying they were not the description of print they wanted; I shewed them others, which I opened over the first; they bought a yard and a half, which Watson paid 2 s. 3 d. for; they all took part in the purchase; they then asked to look at some others, which I shewed them; they did not fix on any - Hill pointed to some on the shelves behind, and said they were more of the sort they wanted; I turned round, stepping a little back, so as to have my eye on them, and saw Watson and M’Kenzie endeavouring to get something from under the prints which were open; I shewed them several others - they at last bought fourteen yards; but, before that, Hill again pointed to the shelves, and I saw the other two endeavouring to conceal something under their clothes; after buying fourteen yards, they wished to see some more for aprons, and bought a small quantity; they then asked for stockings, which I left them to get; they then asked for Irish - I left them, to get it, and observed them again endeavouring to conceal something under their clothes. Watson handed Hill a 5 l. note to pay me; I had to take 34 s.; I asked theaddress to put on the note - Hill said,

” Caroline Brown , Spital-square;” I put every thing out of their way, and then asked them to shew me what they had taken, and not paid for; they all denied having anything which was not paid for; they were altogether in the middle of the shop; I said, I was certain they had something - and Watson dropped behind her a length of printed cotton - I immediately took it up, and charged her with taking it; the rest said, they wondered how she could think of making such a mistake as to take what was not paid for. I fetched an officer, who took them; they were then all three in the middle of the shop, and Hill threw from her about three yards and a half of print behind her - I took it up and charged her with it; she said,

“You thought I threw it away, but you don’t know that I did.”

JOSEPH STONE . I am an officer and took them in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WATSON’S Defence. I was intoxicated; the print must have fallen off the counter.

M’KENZIE’S Defence. I did not know they intended to take any thing.

HILL - GUILTY . Aged 27.

M’KENZIE - GUILTY . Aged 23.

WATSON - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18250407-255

Convict Changes History

Alana Rodgers on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Iris Dunne on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd April, 1829 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Old Bailey - online. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item: 4/4009A; Microfiche: 657). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 279 (141) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project.

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