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John Hulse

John Hulse, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hulse
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Session Peace
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 437 (220)
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 23rd December, 2013 wrote:

John Hulse was 18 years old.  He suffered catarrh on the voyage.

Assigned to J R Murdock, Port Phillip.

1843: TOL Melbourne.

22/11/1850: TOL cancelled for being absent from his district, Port Phillip.

D Wong on 24th December, 2013 wrote:

29/1/1840: Maitland.
John Hulse, Servant Boy, age 23, from Lancashire, Ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, indented scar between breast, slight scar back of right hand.
Absconded from the Department of Public Works at Maitland December 7th.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816, gender, crime

D Wong on 24th December, 2013 made the following changes:


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