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William Hood

William Hood, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 55 (29)
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 October, 2016 wrote:

William Hood was born in Plymouth and was 24 years old on arrival.  He was transported for “Stealing a silver watch from a shop”.

William was 5’ 8” tall, black hair, grey eyes, single, 2 scars on forehead, 2 blue marks inside left arm near elbow Joint.

William’s occupation was a Cabinet maker and Upholsterer.

1835 Muster: Public Works.

7/4/1846: Recommended for a CP

Sept. 1847: CP

11/8/1847: Married Hannah Watson (Woodbridge 1843) - she was the widow of Charles Northfield (Enchantress 1833).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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