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William Hughes

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hughes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Mason's labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 25th March, 1817
Arrival date: 26th July, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 86 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd September, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents
Age; 20
Native Place; Dublin
Trade or calling; Masons Labourer
Trial; Dublin - 6 Aug 1819 - 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 6 in
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Brown
Completion
Remarks; Dark Ruddy

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd September, 2021 wrote:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. Year - 1825
Name; William Hughes
Age; No details
Class; F. S.
Ship; Chapman - 1817 - 7 years
Remarks\Assigned; LEFT the Colony

Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 wrote:

IN IRELAND:

6 August, 1816: William Hughes was tried in Dublin City, convicted and sentenced to 7 years’ transportation for stealing a saddle.

While awaiting transportation, he was held at Newgate jail in Dublin (New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures; 1814-1818; and New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1817, Chapman).

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Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 wrote:

IN NSW:

9 August, 1817: He was listed as convict #14, one of 70 men (69 from the Chapman and one from the Pilot) who were forwarded to VDL per the brig Jupiter.

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Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 wrote:

IN VDL:

3 July 1819: William Hughes, #30, per Chapman and Jupiter 1817, was found guilty of stealing three blankets and other articles from Alexander Wilson, and sentenced to be transported to Newcastle for three years (https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-18$init=CON31-1-18p14).

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Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 wrote:

BACK IN NSW:

22 October, 1819: William Hughes per Chapman is on a list of prisoners from VDL sent to Newcastle per Princess Charlotte (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856).

9 December, 1822: He is on a list of prisoners sent to Port Macquarie per Lady Nelson having been sentenced by the bench in Sydney, on 4 November, to serve the remainder of his original sentence. He is listed as a mariner, per Chapman (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856; Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856).

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Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 wrote:

16 August, 1823: He was released from Port Macquarie and returned to Sydney (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856; Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856).

1825 Muster: Free by servitude and “left the colony” (New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849; New South Wales; General muster A-L; 1825).

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd September, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Hughes, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crim

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd September, 2021 made the following changes:

term: 7 years, occupation

Dianne Jones on 28th November, 2021 made the following changes:

crime

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