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William Missingham

William Missingham, one of 260 convicts transported on the Hooghley, 25 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Missingham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 25th July, 1834
Arrival date: 18th November, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 415 (209)
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

Karen Smith on 6th May, 2012 wrote:

William was the nephew of David Missingham (also on the ‘Hooghley’).
After arrival in Australia William’s surname was spelled ‘Messingham’.
William obtained his TOL (ticket of leave) on 5 March 1841.
William married Bridget Dunne at Campbelltown on 4 June 1842.
William and Bridget Messingham lived at Goulburn NSW and had five daughters: Elizabeth (b1843), Mary Anne (b1845), Jane (1849), Catherine (‘Kate’)(b1852), Amelia Bridget (b1855), all of whom survived infancy.
This William Messingham is NOT the William Messingham who died at Picton in 1866 (their birth details and parents’ names do not match).

Marie Holt on 10th February, 2014 wrote:

Assigned to Thomas M Moore of Manaroo.1st ticket of leave granted prior to 1842. Married Bridget Dunn(e) 4th June 1842 at Campbelltown.  Guilty of horse stealing at Goulburn Quarter Sessions 1849, sentenced to “five years on the road”. 2nd ticket of leave 1857, assigned to Bathurst

Marie Holt on 11th February, 2014 wrote:

Found guilty of horse stealing at Goulburn Quarter Sessions in 1854 (not 1849).  He was found not guilty of the same offence at the same court in 1849.

Convict Changes History

Karen Smith on 6th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818-00-00, gender m

Marie Holt on 10th February, 2014 made the following changes:


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