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Adolphus Sinclair

Adolphus Sinclair, one of 100 convicts transported on the Hashemy, 19 July 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Adolphus Sinclair
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd November, 1850
Age: 19 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Essex. Chelmsford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Hashemy
Departure date: 19th July, 1850
Arrival date: 25th October, 1850
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 102 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 296
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

D Wong on 4th January, 2015 wrote:

Adolphus was aged 20 on arrival.  His occupation was a ‘Limeburner’.

Sick List of the Hashemy 1850:
Folios 14-15: case no 6, Adolphus Sinclair, aged 20; prisoner; sick or hurt, cynanche tonsill., belonged to Bishop Stortford, of weak intellect and idiotic appearance, was prosecuted for arson, general health very indifferent but not so much impaired, after he came on board however he became very despondent unable to eat the ship’s rations and fell into ill health without apparent functional disorder beyond a rapid wasting of flesh; put on sick list 15 October 1850, sent 26 October 1850 to Hospital at Fremantle.

2/11/1850: Adolphus Sinclair died of comsumption (TB) 2 weeks after arrival in WA.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd November, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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