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Joseph Hilton

Joseph Hilton, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Basketmaker
Date of Death: 9th May, 1878
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 241 (122)
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

Sarah Cooper on 31st May, 2014 wrote:

Born abt 1808 in Kent County England. No details on exact birth.

Joseph was granted a ticket of leave upon arrival in Australia. He worked as a basket maker and fisherman. He spent his life in Australia in and around the Cooks River which is now known as Earlwood, NSW Australia.

Joseph Hilton married Elizabeth Sullivan (1817-1862) in 1840. They had no children. Elizabeth died in 1862.

Joseph Hilton than lived with Christina/Selina Weidemeir (1843-1894) and eventually married her in 1871. They had 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Francis (1862-1922), Joseph (1864-1869), Jemima (1866-1867), Elizabeth Margaret (1868-1925), William (1870-1919), Sarah Jane (1873-1875), Delia (1875-1964), Thomas Henry (1877-1878).

Joseph Hilton died 9 May 1878 at Cooks River (now Earlwood) NSW Australia. According to his death certificate he was 78 years of age.

Convict Changes History

Sarah Cooper on 31st May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th May, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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