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Cornelius Hyams, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 22 October 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||23rd July, 1805
|Date of Death:
||13th July, 1882
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 201 (102)
||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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D Wong on 10th February, 2019 wrote:
Theft: grand larceny.
3rd December 1823
CORNELIUS HYAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of November, a till, value 3 s.; seven brass weights, value 4 s.; seven shillings, eighteen penny pieces, and sixteen half-pence , the property of Richard Maides.
RICHARD MAIDES I keep a grocer’s shop in Mare-street, Hackney. On the 4th of November, about three o’clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner, who was a stranger, going out at the shop-door, and immediately followed him. I lost sight of him just while he turned the corner - he ran as fast as he could. I followed him nearly a mile, and he was stopped. I had seen him throw down the till, but ran by it, still following him - it was brought back to me, with the money and weights stated in the indictment.
CHARLES VINCENT. I am a miller. I was going out of Maides’ shop. I saw him running after the prisoner. I joined in pursuit, and saw him throw down the till, money, and weights in a lane, and picked them up.
GEORGE MERRICK. I am a journeyman baker, and stopped the prisoner, who was running - nobody was running before him. Maides came up and charged him with stealing the till - he said nothing.
(Till and weights produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I saw the people running, and ran too - they turned several corners, and after running a mile, this young man seized me - there were a hundred people running.
GUILTY. Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years.
Cornelius Hyams was listed as 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Stepney, Spitalfields, London.
Cornelius was 5’2¼” tall, fair complexion, black hair, dark hazel eyes.
Son of Cornelius Hyams/Himes and Mary Moss.
May 1846: Married Eliza Barwick (1830-1908) - they had 13 children.
13/7/1882: Cornelius died at Lyndhurst, NSW.
Eliza then married William Williams in 1883 at Carcoar, NSW.
Convict Changes History
Deborah Skinner on 7th February, 2019 made the following changes:
D Wong on 10th February, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: Hynes, alias2: Hines, date of birth: 23rd July, 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th July, 1882 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime