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Israel Hyams

Israel Hyams, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Israel Hyams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th November, 1877
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 20. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 wrote:

Israel Hyams was transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Countess of Harcourt’ 1821.

Mother at Friar St. Black…... Rd.
Jewish religion.

Conditional Pardon no. 500 21/08/1833
Free Pardon no. 247 21/11/1836

Death notice:
HYAMS - November 9, at his residence, New Town
Road, Israel Hyams, after a long and painful illness, aged 80 years. Deceased arrived in Tasmania in the year 1820. Victorian and New Zealand papers please copy.    8479 (Mercury newspaper, Hobart 12 Nov 1877)

Convict Changes History

Cindy Parker on 10th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797, date of death 1823, gender, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 9th November, 1877

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