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William Hunt

William Hunt, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 31 January 1853

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hunt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 7th July, 1890
Age: 65 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: Norfolk. Norwich Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyrenees
Departure date: 31st January, 1853
Arrival date: 30th April, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 15 (9)
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

Lillian Steinicke on 4th February, 2017 wrote:

Allegedly stole two geese and a gander. Had a previous conviction.

Was granted a ticket of leave on 1.5.1853 and conditionally pardoned on 1.7.1854.

D Wong on 5th February, 2017 wrote:

** 2 William Hunts on this voyage **
Convict No: 1878

William was tried at Norwich on the 2/4/1850, so had spent time in prison before being transported. Birth date listed as 1825 but more likely to be 1830 according to his headstone.

Parents: James & Ann Hunt

William was single,  5’ 8 3/4” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, long face,  sallow complexion, stout made, little finger of left hand crooked, scar on right wrist.

Ticket Leave Date: 1 May 1853
Conditional Pardon Date: 1 Jul 1854

30/7/1855: Married Catherine Murphy (1830-6/8/1915) at Toodyay.
Children: Anne, b1856.
James Patrick HUNT, b. 1858, Western Australia, d. 16 Jan 1944, New Norcia, Western Australia, (Age 86 years). He is not listed on the WA BDM.
Seems there were more - see the obituary below.

7/7/1890: William died.  On his Headstone it reads: William Hunt who died 7/7/1890, aged 59 years. William was buried at New Norcia Cemetery, Western Australia.

17/7/1890 The Daily News, Perth:
An old and much respectod settler here— Mr. William Hunt— has just died, after a protracted illness. The funeral took place on the 2nd instant. Deceased has left a widow and numerous family.

Wife Catherine died 6/8/1915 aged 85, she is buried next to William.

Convict Changes History

Lillian Steinicke on 4th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 5th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th July, 1890 (prev. 1890), occupation

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