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William Hunt

William Hunt, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hunt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Groom
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: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 339 (171)
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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Maureen Withey on 9th September, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 September 2021), October 1815, trial of RICHARD HUNT WILLIAM HUNT (t18151025-27).

RICHARD HUNT, WILLIAM HUNT, Theft > grand larceny, 25th October 1815.
1006. RICHARD HUNT and WILLIAM HUNT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October, four silver table spoons, value 3 l. twelve bottles of wine, value 2 l. and twelve glass bottles, value 2 s. the property of the Wardens of the Sadler’s Company .
JOHN LIMBRICK. I am a police officer. On the morning of the 4th of October, we met the two prisoners, one with a basket and the other with a handkerchief. I asked them what they had there; they said, wine, from Sadler’s Hall , which was the perquisites of their father, who was beadle there. I was not satisfied with that answer, and took them both into custody; I took them to the office, and searched them, and found four silver table spoons on Richard Hunt, wrapped up in a piece of paper, which is a leaf of this account book, which belongs to Sadler’s Hall. I found on William Hunt this key, which I delivered to Mr. Clark, at the Hall.
WALTER LEE . I am also a police officer, and was in company with the last witness, and found a duplicate for a silver spoon on William Hunt ; that spoon appeared by the duplicate to have been pawned at Mr. Essex’s, in Aldersgate-street.
ROBERT ESSEX . I am a pawnbroker, in Aldersgate-street I produce some spoons, pawned at my house; originally there were two pawned, in September, and on the 3rd of October, one was released. and a new duplicate given for the remaining one.
SARAH LUCAS I am hall-keeper in the Sadler’s Company. I know the prisoner William Hunt. In consequence of his father’s infirmity as beadle, he was permitted to do his duty. On the 3rd of October, there was a dinner at the Hall. I have looked at the four spoons produced by the officers, and know them to belong to the Company; before they were lost, they had all the Company’s arms on them.
MR. THOMAS CLARKE . I am clerk to the Sadler’s Company. The officer, Limbrick, brought me a key, which opened a small door in the cellar, where on a shelf we found a skeleton key, which opened the wine cellar. I got the treasury broken open, and found two spoons, with the Company’s arms filed out; also a file, with silver in the teeth, and a polishing stone, which when used, would take of the marks of the file. In consequence of an information which I received, and which I supposed came from the prisoners, I sent Mr. Ness, my clerk, to them; I made use of neither promise nor threat.
CHARLES NESS . I was sent to the prisoners in the New Prison, Clerkenwell. William Hunt gave me this paper, and said, if that was not sufficient, he would write more. It is a statement of various articles which they have stolen, and how they can be recovered.
Transported for Seven Years .
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


Tasmanian Record.
List of 175 male convicts arrived per Ship Almorah, Mckissock, Master, on the 4th September 1817, from England, and thence transhipped to the ship Pilot, pexton, Master, for Van Diemen’s Land to be landed at Hobart Town on the River Derwent. Sydney 11 Sep 1817, With their sentences extracted from their indents.
William Hunt, Tried at London, 25 Oct 1815, 7 years, age 24, native of London, Harness maker, 6 foot tall, Hazel eyes, black hair, dk. sallow comp. General remarks: well behaved.

Maureen Withey on 9th September, 2021 wrote:

The undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates during the last Week:
John Moreton, Almorah
William, Hunt, Ditto.
Hobart Town Gazette, 30 Aug 1823.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th September, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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