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William Hurst

William Hurst, one of 180 convicts transported on the Shipley, 22 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Hurst
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 22nd May, 1820
Arrival date: 26th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 317 (160)
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

Anonymous on 4th August, 2011 wrote:

William HURST was convicted of stealing 170 pounds weight of wool from the warehouse of Mr John T. Adams (Leicester Journal, Friday January 14, 1820).
The convict indent lists the following: Native place Leicester; occupation hosier; eyes hazel; hair brown; complexion fair pale; well behaved.
In February 1823 William’s wife Mary Ann (nee Stevenson) and their three surviving children (Henry Stevenson Hurst, Mary Ann Hurst and Sarah Husrt) arrived in Hobart on the ‘Lord Sidmouth’. A second son, John Robert Hurst, was born in Tasmania in 1824.

Convict Changes History

Thomas Nicholls on 17th January, 2015 made the following changes:


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