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Francis Hughes

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Hughes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Baker
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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 6th September, 1833
Arrival date: 19th January, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: pcug.org.au
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 15th June, 2013 wrote:

Francis Hughes was 26 years old on arrival in NSW.
He was married with 1 female child and his native place was Tyrone.

8/4/1838: TOL Goulburn
8/10/1841: COF

7/9/1844: Tried at Berrima for Murder - wounded John Dwyer with an axe at Coomber Creek - sentenced to death but commuted to transportation for life.

11/2/1845: Arrived VDL per “Waterlily”.

Francis was then 45 years old, 5’8” tall, fair complexion, sandy hair, red whiskers, grey eyes, breast and arms hairy, freckled, burn mark on left ankle, and he had married.

He was sent to Norfolk Islant for 4 years.
28/8/1848: Petition for removal from Norfolk Island and sent to Port Arthur for 8 months probation.

17/7/1855: Pardon approved.
18/11/1862: CP

November 1864: Francis was a Colonial emancipist pauper.  He suffered from chronic rheumatism, a condition he contracted as a prisoner at Port Arthur.  At Port Arthur he was treated for rheumatism whilst both a prisoner and an invalid.

In November ‘64 he was returned to Hobart via the Government Steamer, but finding himself unable to work, he begged to be returned to Port Arthur on the next steamer and in the interim to be admitted into the Prisoner’s Barracks.

Until a vacancy became available at the Barracks he sought temporary relief from the Hobart Benevolent Society, which he was denied and so had to resort to begging on the streets, as many of the now emancipated convicts, who were sick and disabled did.

He was 56 years old at this time.
No death date found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1808, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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