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Cornelius Hyams

Cornelius Hyams, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 22 October 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cornelius Hyams
Aliases: Hynes, Hines
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd July, 1805
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: 13th July, 1882
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st June, 1825
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 201 (102)
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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D Wong on 10th February, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: grand larceny.
3rd December 1823
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

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 5’2ΒΌ” tall, fair complexion, black hair, dark hazel eyes.

Son of Cornelius Hyams/Himes and Mary Moss.

3/12/1830: COF

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:

gender: m

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

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