William AYRES

Family name(s) AYRES, EYRES, HARES
Given name(s) William
Alternate name(s) Eyres Hares
Sex Male
Occupation Saddler
Age when departed England 24
Trial date 29 July 1783
Trial place Winchester, Hampshire
Crimes Assault and highway robbery
Value of crimes 48 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for 7 years
Ship Friendship
Date left colony December 1791
Date of Death


Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “in general tolerably well behaved but troublesome at times”. Name ‘Hares’ was contractor‘s spelling.On 2 February 1789 sentenced to 50 lashes for “falsehood”, and on 13 April 1789 sentenced to 25 lashes for refusing to obey orders.