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Hugh Hughes

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hugh Hughes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: 1st January, 1830
Age: 69 years

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: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Surrey Southwark Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Alexander
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 26th January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts

References

Primary source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia. Sainty, Malcolm & Johnson, Keith; Census of New South Wales November 1828.
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 27th November, 2015 wrote:

Hugh was sentenced to seven years transportation at Southwark Surrey for theft of 90 pounds of lead from a house. He was transported aboard the ship Alexander which arrived in NSW as part of the First Fleet on 26 Jan 1788.

Denis Pember on 27th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, he had a long term liaison with Mary Underhill, (Convict, Speedy, 1800). The couple appear to have had one child, also Hugh born 1803.
the 1806 Muster had [A2056] Hugh Hughes, Alexander, Wheelwright, Parramatta.
[A4485] Mary Underei, Speedy, with Hugh Hughes Parramatta.

Hugh also had Jane Walker (Convict, Marquis Cornwallis, 1796) employed in his house, during an overlapping period.
Once again the 1806 Muster [A4850] Jane Waleker, Marquis Cornwallis, with Hughes, Parramatta. Jane also was noted with family [C1408] Walker, Jane, Marquis Cornwallis, 1 male 2 female children. It is unclear if any of these children are Hugh Hughes. I can establish 1 was not, but two; John 1799 and Grace 1806 appear to be so.

Denis Pember on 27th November, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref H2745] Hughes, Hugh, 65, free by servitude, Alexander, 1787, 7 years, Protestant, wheelwright, Parramatta.
Hughes, Mary, 54, free by servitude, Speedy, 1800, Protestant.
Hughes, Hugh, 24, born in the colony.
Hughes. Elizabeth, 21, came free Lord Melville 1815. (Hugh junior’s wife)
Hughes, Mary, 1 and 8 twelfths, born in the colony. (Hugh junior’s daughter)

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 27th November, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia. Sainty, Malcolm & Johnson, Keith; Census of New South Wales November 1828. (prev. ), firstname: Hugh, surname: Hughes, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of

Denis Pember on 27th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1st January, 1830 (prev. January, 1830)

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