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John Hindley

John Hindley, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 14 March 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hindley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Lancaster Manchester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyrenees
Departure date: 14th March, 1851
Arrival date: 28th June, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 91 (48)
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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Tim Flynn on 17th November, 2013 wrote:

George White accomplice

D Wong on 19th November, 2013 wrote:

John Hindley was about 44 years old on arrival in WA. His occupation was a “Clock/Watchmaker”.

John was convict No.533 and was transported for “Stealing a fixture”.  John was married with 6 children, and had previous convictions.

John was 5’8 1/4” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, slight build, hairy breast, scar on right arm.

26/6/1851: TOL
23/4/1853: CP

Known Areas: Perth
Worked for himself.
4/5/1865: Went to SA per Sea Nymph and then returned.

His record states he married Ellen, no surname, I don’t know if this is the name of his wife in England or whether he remarried.  No records about him in WA or SA, no death date.

margaret dyson on 9th March, 2014 wrote:

There is a birth with parents John Hindley and a Ellen Summers in Western Australia.
HINDLEY   JAMES   father JOHN   mother SUMMERS ELLEN   FREMANTLE     16888   1876

Convict Changes History

Tim Flynn on 17th November, 2013 made the following changes:


D Wong on 19th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, gender

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