Saturday, 28 March 2015

HAMER convicts to Australia in the nineteenth century.

Between 1788 and 1868, approximately 165,000 convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. Among them were a number of HAMERs. After their prison terms were served most stayed in Australia and joined the other settlers, with some rising to respected positions in Australian society. There are only 11 bearing the Hamer name that I have found on 2 web-sites - Convict Records of Australia and British Convict Transportation Registers Database (State Library of Queensland)
Virtually all are convicted in Lancashire, 2 in York and one in Radnor, Mid Wales.


Name Gender Birth Crime Occupation Date of Death Convicted at: Sentence Ship Departure Date Arrival Date Place of Arrival Notes

Joseph HAMER M
1814
Rape Dyer
1884
Chester Assizes Life David Malcolm 13 May 1845 25 Aug 1845 Van Diemen’s Land and Norfolk Island Joseph raped a 20 yr old woman and was prosecuted by her father

Sidney HAMER M




York. West Riding Quarter Sessions 7 years Hooghley 25 Jul 1834 18 Nov 1834 New South Wales


James HAMER
M




Lancaster Quarter Session
14 years
Lady Harewood
24 Mar 1829
28 Jul 1829
Van Diemen’s Land


Thomas HAMER
M




Lancaster Assizes
Life
Recovery
27 May 1837
8 Oct 1837
Van Diemen’s Land


James HAMER
M




Lancaster Quarter Session
14 years
John
22 May 1829
13 Sep 1829
New South Wales


John HAMER
M




Radnor Quarter Session
7 years
James Pattison
10 Jul 1837
25 Oct 1837
New South Wales


Henry HAMER
M




Lancaster Quarter Session
10 years
Maitland
19 Mar 1840
14 Jul 1840
New South Wales


Ellen HAMER
F
8 Nov 1811
Larceny

1854 Parramatta, NSW
Lancaster Quarter Sessions
14 years
Roslin Castle
17 Feb 1830
29 Jun 1830
New South Wales
Abt 1832 Assigned to Rev J Vincent
Ticket of Leave 2/10/1837; cancelled in 2/6/1838.
Ticket of Leave 17/12/1843; cancelled 7/6/1843.
Conditional Pardon 7/2/1844.
Had a child with John Turner per "Mariner"; Isabella b: 11/9/1843

Henry HAMER 
M
1815
Uttering forged notes
Weaver
1851
York Assizes
10 years
Cressy
28 Apr 1843
28 Aug 1843
Van Diemen’s Land


John HAMER
M




Lancaster Quarter Session, Bolton Boro
7 years
Emerald Isle
28 Jun 1843
9 Oct 1843
Van Diemen’s Land


Thomas HAMER
M




Lancaster Quarter Session
14 years
William Glen Anderson
31 May 1831
1 Nov 1831
Van Diemen’s Land

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