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William Hodgson

William Hodgson, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hodgson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th April, 1803
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 307 (155)
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

Michael Mccook on 1st August, 2012 wrote:

This is the brother of Benjamin Thomas Hodgson who was also sent to Sydney, after his brother. I now have in my possession copies of letters written by the brothers back to their mother and father in Leeds

D Wong on 25th March, 2019 wrote:

28/7/1827 Yorkshire Gazette Yorkshire, England:
Abraham Clark (24), and William Hodgson (22), for robbing T. Dowkes, on the highway at Leeds, of a silver watch &c.

Abraham Clark was also on board.

William Hodgson was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Yorkshire.

William was literate, married with 2 children, 5’4” tall, fair complexion, brown hair and eyes, WH on left arm, blue spot on right and between thumb and fingers of hand, scar of a cut in centre of forehead, large cut in left knee.

Assigned to Doctor Radford, Hunters River.

1837: Aged 32.  Assigned to George Turner, Maitland.

27/3/1837: Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book - State Archives NSW; Roll: 136
Waterman from Leeds. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from the Police Office. Returned to government for re-assignement. Temporarily assigned to the Custom house at Newcastle 3 April 1837.

27/7/1838: Newcastle - 
John Jones, George Dickinson, William Hudson, (no Hudson on the voyage, so believed to be Hodgson), George Howard Lawrence, Benjamin Sellars, Richard Walsh, Jesse Barton, all assigned to Rev. Threlkeld and all charged with disorderly conduct after a dispute about meat rations. Remanded.

10/8/1838: All the above were discharged and returned to government service.

28/12/1838: Newcastle -
Assigned as a fireman at the light house. Made a complaint against harbour master Mr. Jackson for keeping him employed at private work in the daytime whilst he was required to keep the light burning at night. Case investigated and found to be groundless.

11/7/1843: TOL Newcastle.

1847: CP

D Wong on 26th March, 2019 wrote:

3/5/1830: Tried at the Gen. Session, Darlington for Robbery - sentenced to 3 years transportation.
9/8/1830: Arrived at Moreton Bay per ‘Governor Phillip’.

22/10/1833: Returned to Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 20th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 20th April, 1803, crime

D Wong on 25th March, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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