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William Hurst

William Hurst, one of 178 convicts transported on the Portland, 19 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hurst
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Forgeman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds Session of Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Portland
Departure date: 19th November, 1831
Arrival date: 26th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 177 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 229 (117)
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

Neil Hurst on 30th December, 2012 wrote:

William was born in December 1787 and Baptised on 1-JUN-1789 in Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk he was convicted in 1825 for stealing from his employer poss an ironmonger and received a full pardon,was later tried for felony in 1831 and transported for life aboard the Portland receivimg a conditional pardon on 5-FEB-1849, I know nothing after this date

Convict Changes History

Neil Hurst on 30th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1787, gender, occupation, crime

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