List of Hicksons transported to Australia
- John Hickson born Staffordshire c.1813 transported to Australia in
1833. He married Rebecca Hamilton in Maitland, NSW in 1841 and they had
one child, Catherine. In 1844 John married for a second time. This
time to Mary Burgess. They had four children: Robert 1844-1924,
Lazarus 1846-1919, and Mary Hannah 1852-? and Sarah Jane 1854-1928.
Information provided by a Mrs. Jan Dodd a descendant of Robert
Coonamble, New South Wales 2829. [He was not the John son of John and
Sarah nee Chapman]
- John Hickson aged 19 was transported to Port Jackson Sydney for 14 years
in 1833 on the Waterloo. He was 19 years old and committed at Chester
in 1832. Possibly the John whose descendants the Dodds of Coonamble in
NSW were researching. Since Whitchurch is close to the border with
Staffordshire and not far from Chester, John could have been one of the
Whitchurch Hicksons. Possibly the son of George 1775, or alternatively
a son of William or John.
- Andrew Hickson was transported to Port Jackson (Sydney) for 14 years in
1839 on the Barrosa. He was 28 years old and committed at Nottingham in
- Eliza Hickson was transported to Port Jackson (Sydney) for 7 years in
1825 on the Mariner. She was 30 years old and committed at Dublin in 1823.
- James Hickson was transported to Port Jackson (Sydney) for 7 years in
1818 on the Isabella. He was 30 years old and committed at Lancaster in
- James Hickson alias Reckson/Rixon was transported to Port Jackson
(Sydney) for Life in 1798 on the Barwell. He was 22 years old and
committed at Derby in 1792.
- William Hickson was transported to Port Jackson (Sydney) for 7 years in
1837 on the John II. He was 44 years old and committed at Lancaster in
- John Hickson (ref 5388) was transported for 10 years to Western
Australia on the 'Sultana', 1851. He was 27 years old and committed at
the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) for robbery. (information taken
- John Hickson (ref 5388) Another record shows him as born 1832, an
unmarried shoemaker, semi-literate, Roman Catholic, convicted of robbery
at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in 1851 and sentenced to 10
years gaol, but not arriving in Perth WA on the Sultana until
19-8-1859. He was granted a Ticket of Leave on 14-2-1860 and
expatriated August 1861. Where he was between 1851 and 1859 is not
known. He could have been imprisoned in England, possibly on one of the
hulks on the Thames, but it is unlikely that he would have been
transported so close to the finish of his sentence, so it seems more
likely that he was in one of other prison colonies.
- George Hickson (ref 8303) born 1828, an unmarried seaman, literate,
Protestant, convicted at Sheffield 9-1-1863 for larceny. He'd had
previous convictions and was sentenced to 10 years. Arrived Perth, Swan
WA on the 'Racehorse' 10-8-1865. He gained his Ticket of Leave on
22-2-1868, and his CR 10-8-1870 York, WA. Worked as a general servant,
brick maker and boot maker.
- William Hickson (ref 1582) born 1830, an unmarried labourer convicted at
Preston 9-4-1851 and sentenced for 10 years. Arrived Perth WA on
'Dudbrook' 7-2-1853. He was granted a Ticket of Leave 1-7-1854, a CP on
the 14-9-1857 and a CF 9-12-1863.
- Maria (or Mary) Hickson convicted 25th October 1827, aged 24,
transported in 1828.
- Mary Hickson delivered from Middlesex gaol 17th March 1827 for larceny.
- William Hickson 16th January 1818, convicted at Sutton St. James, Norfolk for 7
years. Transported to NSW on the Hadlon.
- Jos Hickson ex Cumberland hulk at Chatham, transportation order 8th Jan
- No records of Hicksons being transported to Tasmania have been found
except for Henry Hickson of Langford, Bedfordshire who was transported
aboard the Red Rover on 21st October 1830 for stealing wheat.
- ... but see
Tasmania Archives for some more.
- Less than 2000 convicts were transported to Victoria (it was originally
part of NSW) and none of them were Hicksons.
- South Australia was formed as a convict free state, and none were
With thanks to John & Rosemary Ward
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