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Hi Dave,
1841 Scotland Census
William Wilson 25 b Ayreshire a labourer
Susan wife 25 b same
Jean Wilson daug 2 b same
Campbell Wilson son 1 month
Henry Hamilton 35 b same a Tailor
Janet Hamilton 5 b same
All at Bridge-End Street, Muirkirk Ayreshire

1851 census
Wm Wilson 35 b O Cumnock Ayreshire labourer
Susan wife 37 b Dallmellington
Campbell son 9 b Muirkirk
Henry son 5 b same
Janet daug 2 b O Cumnock
Thomas Morton visito 32 lab
William McGraw visitor 19
All at Back of Square, Old Cumnock Ayreshire

Under Swan Wilson...
Wm Wilson 45
Swan Wilson wife 48
Swan Wilson daug 5 (Susan)
at 1 Bridge Row Muirkirk.

William Wilson 55
Susan 57
at Bridgend Muirkirk

William Wilson 64 b Old Cumnock Gen lab
Susan wife 66 b Dalmellington
James Halliday 21 boarder
At Bridge Street, Muirkirk Ayreshire.

William Wilson 74 b Cumnock a loco engine driver
Susan wife 76 b Dalmellington
At 26 Red Row, Muirkirk

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Thanks Val.

I thought this topic would be a dead end. It has not turned out to be so.

Hugh ended up on Queensland.

19 Dec 1861/B0189 Hamilton Hugh - Katherine McIvor

Dayboro was first known as Hamilton, having been so named after a farmer, Hugh Hamilton, who was appointed Receiving Officer for mail in 1875. In 1892, it became known as Terrors Creek from the creek on which it is situated. The creek and the adjoining area, which became known as Terrors Paddock, derived their names from a grey Arab stallion, Terah, owned in the 1850s by Captain John Griffin of the Whiteside run.

Found him:

Title: John Millhench (The younger), one of 260 convicts transported on the Heroine, 06 May 1833.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Dumfried Court of Justiciary for a term of 7 years on 10 September 1832.
Vessel: Heroine.
Date of Departure: 06 May 1833.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 108

MILLHENCH John (The Younger) Heroine 1833 40/1474 3 Sep 1840 Certificate of Freedom [4/4361; Reel 1007] TL 38/488
Captain Robert McCarthy. Surgeon Superintendent George Roberts

The prisoners of the Heroine came from many different parts of England. Most had been held in the prison hulks moored in the river before being embarked on the Heroine. Some of them were in the Justitia hulk and were transferred to the Heroine on the 23 April 1833.

The Heroine was the next convict ship to leave England for New South Wales after the departure of the Captain Cook on the 5 May 1833. The Heroine departed Portsmouth on 15th May 1833 and arrived in Port Jackson on 19th September 1833, a voyage of 128 days. The Guard consisted of 29 rank and file of the 21st Fusiliers under orders of Capt. Mackay. Mrs. Mackay and Lieutenant Reynolds of the 2nd or Queen's Royals came passengers.

George Roberts kept a Medical Journal during the voyage from 6th April to 7 October 1833 - The total number of convicts embarked were two hundred and sixty from Woolwich, Chatham and Sheerness between the 22nd of April and 1st May 1833.

The Heroine was quarantined on arrival because of the cases of small pox, however as there had been no cases for two months past and the clothes of the infected were burnt, the vessel was released. She came into the Cove on Friday 20 September 1833. The prisoners were mustered on Wednesday 25th September and were to be landed early in the following week.

By October it was reported that 227 of the prisoners were assigned to private service;
7 were in Hospital;
10 were unfit for assignment;
and 12 were sent to Carter's Barracks.
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859
The Youngermilhench John Milhench
Arrival Date: 1833
Vessel: Heroine
Province: New South Wales
Title: Pardons
Year(s): 1838-1841
Place of Conviction: Dumfries

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: John Milhench The Younger
Age: 26
Date of Conviction: 10 Sep 1833
Place of Conviction: Dumfries
Estimated birth year: abt 1807
Vessel: Heroine
Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 19 Sep 1833

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
John Millhench The Younger
Age: 26
Date of Conviction: 10 Sep 1832
Place of Conviction: Dumfries
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Vessel: Heroine
Date of Arrival: 19 Sep 1833
Ticket of Leave: Yes

Edit: If you want a larger copy let me know..
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This may be the hulk he was on prior to arrival... The image is poor, but it looks as though he was received from Glasgow... may be a different John :rolleyes:

UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849
John Millhench
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Date Received: 4 Dec 1832
Ship: Cumberland
Place Moored: Chatham
Date Convicted: 17 Oct 1832
Place Convicted: Glasgow

John Milhinch b 1 April 1805 baptised 23 May 1805 Ayr to John and Jane Milhinch nee Johnson then a John Milhinch junior tried 10 Sept 1832 Dumfries – received 7 year sentence departed 6 May 1833 ship “Heroine” to NSW
Death in Adelaide SA for a John Milhinch age 73 at Yankalilla– has his father as James.

I'm wondering if this is the same Jane as Val found :rolleyes:

John Milhinch
Birth Date: 1 Apr 1805
Baptism Date: 23 May 1805
Baptism Place: , Dailly, Ayr, Scotland
Father: John Milhinch
Mother: Jane Johnstone
FHL Film Number: 1041337
Reference ID: 2:15F84GD

Oh! One to ponder/discount...

John Milhinch
Birth Date: 3 Mar 1803
Baptism Date: 6 Mar 1803
Baptism Place: , Dailly, Ayr, Scotland
Father: James Milhinch
Mother: Margaret Hunter
FHL Film Number: 1041337
Reference ID: 2:15F81MW

Thanks Geoff.

We have two born in Ayr - one with father = John and one = James.

I think we only have one convict.

The death of the one in South Australia has father = James. How do we know that's an error and that it is the convict?
The death of the one in South Australia has father = James. How do we know that's an error and that it is the convict?

We don't at present, but evidence shows unlikely, age gap is 2-4y for John, so James is unlikely as father... Perhaps still a little more work :rolleyes:

We would need them both to end up in Australia then.

How many NSW ex-convicts die in SA - very very few.

Date of death in SA and any age for that one?
Hi All,
so as found there seems to be 2 x John Milhinch/Millhench whatever, 1 with John as father and other as James, so having a look around the Trees, appears the one that died in 1875 in SA was a John Hunter Millhench and his father was the James one..
John Milhinch died 21 April 1875 Yankalilla North Adelaide age 73 - father James - Page no: 430 Vol 65 Est DOB 1802
On First Families 2001
he married a Margaret Neil before coming out on the ship "John Bunyan" in 1854.

The one we need I think stayed around NSW or might have gone to Qld which could be why Hugh went there and tend to think our John would have changed his surname a bit after he got his Cert of Leave/Pardon - so might pay to have a look at NSW and Qld for him.

According to the Convict Indents John Milhench the younger b abt 1807 was down as age 26
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