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Israel Allen

Israel Allen, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Castlereagh, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Israel Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Cooper
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Castlereagh
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 11th June, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 302 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 406
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.

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PETER HORTON on 20th August, 2014 wrote:

Committed crime of stealing money at age of 13 on 15-7-1817. Sentenced to hang. Aug 1817. Reprieve. Transported with Thomas Densley (accomplice) to Van Dieman’s Land. Dec 22nd 1817

D Wong on 21st August, 2014 wrote:

24/3/1821: Hobart Town Gazette:
Joseph Bagot and Israel Allen were arraigned on a capital charge of breaking and entering, in the day-time, the dwelling-house of George Steele, on the 1stFeb. last, and stealing various articles therein, to the value of £15 and upwards. - Allen pleaded Guilty; and Bagot was found so on the most unequivocal evidence. - The Court, in humane consideration, adjudged the prisoners to be transported to Newcastle for the respective terms of their natural lives.

Colonial Secretary Papers NSW:

ALLEN, Israel. Per “Lady Castlereagh”, 1818.

28,30/4/1821: Prisoner arrived from Hobart per “Medway” under sentence of transportation to Newcastle; to be held in Sydney Gaol.

24/5/1821: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Snapper”.

2712/1821: On list of prisoners at Newcastle under sentence from the Criminal Court in Van Diemen’s Land.

May 1822: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle.

26/9/1823: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Sally”.

15/7/1826 Sydney Gazette:
George Farrell, Edward Murphy, and Israel Allen, all prisoners of the crown, charged with having robbed Peter Carroll, also a prisoner of the crown, of some dollar notes and some silver; it appeared that Carroll, after having been drinking with one of the prisoners, Allen, and a man named Bacon, that when they were proceeding to the Prisoners’ Barrack, at the upper end of George-street, Carroll was pushed down from behind, by some person who held his handover his eyes, whilst some men, who were lying on the ground, 
rifled his pockets of the contents; all sentenced to work in irons for 3 months each.

Convicts at Moreton Bay:
25/1/1827 Sydney General Sessions: found secreted on board a vessel with intent to escape the Colony – 18 months – sent to Moreton Bay and was returned to Sydney 25/8/1828.

He was then described as: age 23?? (which would make him born 1804 and only 13 when transported), 5’8 ½”tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes.
His occupation was listed as a “Cooper/Gardener”.

Nothing else found after 1828.

Convict Changes History

PETER HORTON on 20th August, 2014 made the following changes:


D Wong on 21st August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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