John Hyams (d.1792)

JOHN HYAMS was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to fourteen years transportation on 13 January 1790. HYAMS arrived with the Third Fleet per Active (1791) on 26 September 1791 but lasted only a few months in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 25 February 1792 as “JOHN HYON, Convict” [sic].


  • Alternate: JOHN HYON (c.f. burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 8.0), 13 January 1790, trial of JOHN HYAMS (t17900113-81).


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# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Fourteen Years Transportation

# Ship: Active (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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