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Moses Asquith

Moses Asquith, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa [Barossa], 27 August 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Moses Asquith
Aliases: Askwith
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 16th November, 1865
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Salford, Lancashire General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 27th August, 1841
Arrival date: 13th January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 370
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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D Wong on 17th November, 2018 wrote:

Listed as Moses Askwith on his Conduct Record:  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-16$init=CON33-1-16p13

Moses Askwith/Asquith was listed as being 25 years old on arrival : Native Place: Rochdale.

Occupation: Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Crime: Stealing Wrappering.

Previous convictions: once for money 14 days; once for a fowl 9 months; for drunkenness 6 days; 6 days; 6 days and 14 days.

Moses was 5’4¾” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, no whiskers, black eyes, illiterate, single.

Father: John
Mother: Mary
Brothers: Samuel, William, George - at native place.

16/11/1865: Moses died of Valnus Tetanus at Launceston, aged 49. Listed as Asquith.

D Wong on 17th November, 2018 wrote:

18/7/1845: TOL
18/4/1848: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th November, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Askwith, date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th November, 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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