Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Richard Absolam

Richard Absolam, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Absolam
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1889
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 323 (164)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Richard Absolam was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Richard Absolam?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Dianne Baker on 31st July, 2017 wrote:

. RICHARD ABSOLAM, WILLIAM ABSOLAM , and WILLIAM BISHOP were indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph, Prior, on the 20th of March, At St. Luke, Middlesex, pouting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 bag, value 1d. 4 half-crowns, 9 shillings, and 1 sixpence; the goods and monies of the said Joseph Prior.


William’s sentence commuted to Transportation for Life
Richard’s sentence commuted to Transportation for 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Jessica Pinter on 27th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817, date of death 1889, gender

Dianne Baker on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au