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William Hamlyn (c. 1727–?)

William Hamlyn (c.1727- ), master of the Falcon Inn, was found guilty on 12 January 1784 at Exeter, Devon, of assaulting a man on a highway with intent to rob. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Dunkirk hulk and was discharged to the Charlotte in March 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Hamlyn was last recorded in the colony on 17 November 1788. He was probably one of the anonymous convicts who died from time to time.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 158

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Alternative Names
  • Hamblin, William
  • Hanlon, William

c. 1727

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Crime: highway robbery
Sentence: 7 years