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Amos Hilton

Amos Hilton, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amos Hilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Warehouse breaking
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 374
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

D Wong on 17th August, 2017 wrote:

Amos Hilton aged 26, and Thomas Robinson 27, of Barnsley, weavers, charged upon the oath of Richard Day of Monk Bretton, with stealing 12 bundles of yarn from his warehouse.

No ship found for Thomas Robinson - 42 Thomas Robinson’s listed but no one in the right time frame.

10/7/1833: COF

Was again transported for ‘stealing sheep’ - no mentions of this on ‘Trove’ - then transported back per ‘Governor Phillip’.

2/2/1837: COF

16/7/1841 Sydney Monitor:
Before Mr. Justice Burton, and a Common Jury.
Amos Hilton, (**“he was out on bail”),of Sydney, was charged with having, on the 15th March, last, assaulted and carnally known a female child, aged eight years, named Maria Heslem.
The details of this case are not fit for publication.
The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty, and the prisoner was discharged.

No death date found, no further mentions of Amos Hilton found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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