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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

William Albert Hay

William Albert Hay was in 1862 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died on 29 Jan 1936 in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia. 

He was a carpenter by trade. He married Alice Cox and they had 9 children. 

When he was young he was arrested for receiving stolen property. A horse. He was sentenced to the Gaul, he plead guilty on   3 Dec 1886 and received a 18 month sentence getting out on 13 Jun 1887.







As I continued my research I found several other convictions.

Name: William Hay
Birth Year: 1862
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age: 25
Date of Admission/Photo: 8 Jun 1887
Gaol: Albury
Gaol Location: Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Photograph Description Book
Photo Available?: Y

Name: William Hay
Birth Date: Abt 1862
Birth Place: Rush, Victoria
Registration Year: 1862
Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: James Hay
Mother: Mary Ann Buckley
Registration Number: 23258


Name: William Albert Hay
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
Event Type: Other (Breaking & Entering)
Publication Date: 6 Apr 1927
Page #: 195

Name: William Albert Hay
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
Event Type: (Breaking & Entering)
Publication Date: 26 Feb 1930
Page #: 186


Name: William Albert Hay
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
Event Type: Theft
Publication Date: 16 Mar 1927
Page #: 156
See Also Year: 1926
See Also Page: 108

Name: William Albert Hay
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
Event Type: Other
Publication Date: 20 Jun 1928
Page #: 398

Name: William Albert Hay
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
Event Type: Theft
Publication Date: 24 Feb 1926
Page #: 108


He was well-known by the police 

I am not sure how his wife and all those children survived while he was in the Goal serving sentences. It could not of been very easy for them.  I did not find his grave or any for his family.

I do hope his children and wife didn't suffer too much do to his bad decisions. We may never know.  


Map of Australia 1887




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