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James Hyde

James Hyde, one of 200 convicts transported on the John Brewer, 01 December 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Hyde
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York, Leeds Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: John Brewer
Departure date: 1st December, 1841
Arrival date: 6th April, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 426
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

Gary Hyde on 17th August, 2017 wrote:

Leeds Times Newspaper
10th July 1841

D Wong on 18th August, 2017 wrote:

James Hyde was listed as 34 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was born near Leeds and was married to Hannah with 2 children.

Occupation: Labourer/Carter.

James was 5’3ΒΌ” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, illiterate, protestant.

Mother: Elizabeth
3 brothers, 2 sisters.

15/8/1848: TOL
25/3/1851: CP

30/9/1851: Departed Launceston to Melbourne per ‘City of Melbourne’ as a steerage passenger - had a CP.

2/3/1852: Departed Launceston to Melbourne per ‘City of Melbourne’.

Convict Changes History

Gary Hyde on 17th August, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 18th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation

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