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Richard Bates

Richard Bates, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Bates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 21 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 21 years
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 122
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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Community Contributions

Leonie Dolley on 20th May, 2013 wrote:

Richards trade was a Draper. He was transported for feloniously sending a threatening letter. He died in the Launceston hospital 31\9\1858.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 20th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1799, date of death 1858, gender, crime

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