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William Hilton

William Hilton, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
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: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 11 (7)
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

Joan Bratton on 22nd June, 2016 wrote:

Although the certificate of freedom has him as a weaver I also have information that he was a soldier

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1

Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 2: William Hilton, aged 27, convict, taken ill off Woolwich; sick or hurt, catarrh; put on sick list 23 March 1821, discharged 24 March 1821.

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1

Folios 12-15: William Hilton, aged 27, convict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, great pain of the head, countenance flushed, hot skin and tongue foul; put on sick list 25 April 1821, discharged 3 May 1821.

D Wong on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index:
HILTON, William. Per “Adamant”, 1821

1821 Sep 12:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Adamant” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.368)

1823 Dec 10:  To be appointed as Wardsman, Windsor Gaol (Reel 6057; 4/1768 p.56)

William Hilton was 5’2” tall, dark and slightly pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, cast in left, WH on the right arm.
Had three years added to his original sentence by the Windsor Bench 16/10/1824 for receiving stolen property.

1/11/1830: COF

11/6/1831: Permission to Marry Susabn Mathews (Brothers 1827) aged 22, and on bond - William, aged 38 and free.
No registration found on the NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

Joan Bratton on 22nd June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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