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John Charles Hurley

John Hurley, one of 160 convicts transported on the Eliza, 22 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Charles Hurley
Aliases: Timothy
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Waterman
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: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 22nd September, 1819
Arrival date: 21st January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 224
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

Kerry Payne on 6th December, 2012 wrote:

John did not mend his ways when he arrived in Sydney.He was tried at Parramatta on 17th Jan. 1824 and a further 12 months was added to his sentence. The “Lady Nelson” left Sydney on 2nd Feb. 1824 for Pt. Macquarie.
In the 1822 General Muster John is listed as working for McMahons, Parramatta.
In the 1825 General Muster he is listed as having been discharged from Port MacQuarie.
He was granted a ticket of Leave on 27th April, 1826 but was tried again in Sydney on 8th Feb. 1827 being accused of stealing 40 pieces of silver valued at 36 pounds, the property of Daniel Sweeney. He was again sentenced to be transported for
7 years. A certificate of freedom was finally granted on 8th March, 1834.
On 21.12.1835 John married Anne Levy/Lever/Leaver - they had 6 children & there are many descendants today - 2012.

Wendy Lane on 7th April, 2016 wrote:

Notes to His Journey aboard Eliza the ships surgeons records mention as being vaccinated , with Jacob James and James Welch - in Folio 20

Also Folio 11: Note dated 5 October 1819 about the prisoners refusing to accept their fresh beef. The surgeon recommends to the men in charge of the messes that they should take the beef before it spoils. Convict John Nixon is beaten for suggesting they should accept the beef. An investigation to find the perpetrators of the beating finds no proof against anyone except Thomas Warren, who is not punished because he had previously complained of his accusers, James Little, Thomas Hewland and John Hurley, for not cleaning below decks.

Patch Gene on 5th June, 2016 wrote:

John was to spend time on Norfolk Island just prior to his TOF. He traveled to the mainland, Sydney, 1834 married Anne 1835, returned to Norfolk Island and continued as a Coxwain. Two children born on NI. Catherine his first born died and buried on NI. The family later moved and spent their final years around the area of Braidwood, NSW.

Convict Changes History

Kerry Payne on 6th December, 2012 made the following changes:

gender, crime

Wendy Lane on 7th April, 2016 made the following changes:

firstname: John Charles (prev. John), alias1: Timothy, occupation

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