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William Hillston

William Hillston, one of 202 convicts transported on the Westmoreland, 15 May 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hillston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Huntingdon Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Westmoreland
Departure date: 15th May, 1841
Arrival date: 12th September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 309 (156)
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

Dorothy James on 31st July, 2014 wrote:

Huntingdon Gaol Calendar 17/03/1841.

D Wong on 31st July, 2014 wrote:

William Hillston was 30 years old and was transported for ‘Highway robbery and stealing 4 sovereigns and 12/-’.  He was tried with john Martin (on board).

William was 5’4 1/2” tall, could read and write, protestant, fresh complexion, brown hair and whiskers, dark blue eyes, tattoos.

Brothers: George, Edward, James, Frederick.
Sisters: Mary, Susan, Ann, Betsy, Rebecca.

30/11/1847: TOL
16/4/1850: CP

Convict Changes History

Dorothy James on 31st July, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 31st July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation

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