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Matthew Hull, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||London Gaol Delivery
8th June, 1827
27th September, 1827
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 193 (98)
||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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Maureen Withey on 13th April, 2020 wrote:
ADM 101/61/3 . Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Prince Regent for 1 May to 15 October 1827 by William Rae, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.
Folios 14-15: Matthew Hull, aged 30, convict; case number 12; disease or hurt, pyrexia catarrhalis. Sentenced to transportation for 14 years for stealing spirits from his employer. Put on sick list, 19 July 1827. Discharged 20 September 1827.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 13 April 2020), April 1827, trial of MATTHEW HULL RICHARD YOUNG (t18270405-67).
MATTHEW HULL, RICHARD YOUNG, Theft > grand larceny, 5th April 1827.
820. MATTHEW HULL and RICHARD YOUNG were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , 3 quarts of brandy, value 15s.; 3 quarts of rum, value 10s.; 3 quarts of port wine, value 12s., and 13 bottles value 5s. , the goods of Nathaniel Laight Stanger Leathes and Thomas Bradshaw .
NATHANIEL LAIGHT STANGER LEATHES. I am in partnership with Thomas Bradshaw - we are wine and brandy merchants , and live in Mincing-lane. Hull was my carman and occasionally assisted in the cellar; Young was head-cellarman ; he had lived about four months with me, and Hull two years; I only know this circumstance from Jeffrey’s information.
Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Had you a clerk, named Elwood? A. Yes, he is here; he left me on the 24th of March; he had no authority to give the men orders; the orders were always written by myself or my partner, and sent into the cellar; I was present when the prisoners were apprehended; nothing was said about Elwood then; the prisoners requested him to be here afterwards, and we have brought him for them to examine if they like.
RICHARD JEFFREY . I am a wine-cooper, and have been in the prosecutors’ employ about seven months. I packed in a wine-hamper four bottles of brandy, four of rum, three of port wine, and one of sherry, also two pints of port; I packed them by Young’s direction; Hull was in an other part of the cellar at the time, but he handed me three bottles of port to pack; it was corded, and directed to Richard or Mr. Young, at some buildings in Kennington; Hull took it away on his shoulder; I had no written order to pack it; I gave no information about it at the time; when they took it out of the premises they said it was going to the White Hart public-house, in Tower-street, to be booked for the errand-cart; this was on the 10th of February; I have heard Young say he lived at Kennington; I stated this to my master on the 18th or 19th. and they were taken up; Hull was gone about ten minutes with the hamper.
Cross-examined. Q. Was there any concealment about it? A. Only us three were there; Hull and I both act under Young’s direction; I did not hear Young order him to take it - he ordered me to draw the brandy and pack it up- it was between half-past eight and nine o’clock in the morning; Elwood was up in the counting-house at the time - he did not come into the cellar, or give any orders respecting it; he very seldom gave any orders.
COURT. Q. Did you ever hear him give a verbal direction about conveying away the contents of the cellar? A. No.
MR. BRODRICK. Q. Had you any wine for a Christmas-box? A. Not by Elwood’s orders - it was by Young’s orders; I had half a dozen for a Christmas-box, and I packed it up. I told my master about that at the same time as I mentioned this.
SARAH HARVEY . I am nurse at the White Hart public-house, Tower-street; I recollect Hull bringing a hamper there on a Saturday morning - I have the book here; as I cannot write I got him to enter it himself, and saw him do so; it was about a week before he was taken up; the hamper went by the errand-cart I suppose.
RICHARD JEFFREY. I have seen Hull write, and believe this entry to be his writing -(reads) - “Mr. Young, Kennington-lane.”
HENRY FOSTER . I am a marshalsman. I apprehended both the prisoners at the prosecutors’ counting-house, on the 20th of February - I questioned them separately, but did not threaten or promise any thing; I had Young out of the cellar first, and asked him about the charge; he denied it: I then had Hull up - he also denied it; I said,“Well, I will send round to the booking-offices, and I dare say I shall ascertain where the hamper went to;” he then said, “It is of no use my denying it - I took it to the White Hart, and booked it myself;” he said the direction was tacked on the hamper. I went to Kennington-lane with Mr. Bradshaw, and in the yard of Young’s house we found the hamper, which Mr. Bradshaw claimed.
Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Young’s residence, of your own knowledge? A. No. The direction is torn of the hamper, but there is a nail left on it.
R. JEFFREY. This is a hamper of the same description as I packed. I have frequently heard Young say he lived in Kennington-lane.
MR. LEATHER re-examined. I never allowed my men wine for a Christmas-box.
HULL - GUILTY . Aged 30.
YOUNG - GUILTY . Aged 40.
Transported for Fourteen Years .
Convict Changes History
Rae Hull Adamson on 5th January, 2017 made the following changes: