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Richard Belgroves

Richard Belgroves, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Belgroves
Aliases: Belgrove
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th October, 1808
Occupation: Iron founder
Date of Death: 18th November, 1891
Age: 83 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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 133 (69)
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 2nd February, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
RICHARD BELGROVES, Theft > stealing from master, 6th January 1831.

Offence: Theft > stealing from master
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: No Punishment > sentence respited
RICHARD BELGROVES was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, 1 coffee-mill, value 4s. 6d., the goods of Eli Baylie and another, his masters.

WILLIAM BAYLIE . I live in Rosamond-street, Clerkenwell, and am in partnership with Eli Baylie - we are ironmongers. The prisoner was in our employ; I sent him out last Wednesday, about two o’clock, to various places, with articles, but not this coffee-mill; I expected him back in about an hour and a half or two hours, but he never returned; I saw him next day at Guildhall, with the mill, which is one of our make, and I believe to be ours - it has no mark on it; he had been about three months with me, and we had a satisfactory character with him.
JOSEPH PARROTT . I am a night patrol. On the 5th of January, about four o’clock, I was passing Reeves’, a pawnbroker, on Snow-hill, and they sent for an officer - I went in, and found the prisoner in the shop; the pawnbroker said, “I give charge of this person for stealing a coffee-mill;” he immediately said, “I am the man that stole it, from my masters, and will go with you where you think proper;” the mill was there - I searched him; he had nothing but an old pocket-handkerchief - he said he had stolen the mill out of the manufactory, and it was the first time he had ever done it - that he had not a friend or relation in the world.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.
GUILTY. Aged 21. - Judgment Respited.

1837: Was a constable.

9/2/1841 The Australian, Sydney:
Richard Belgrove, felony ; acquitted.

1836: TOL Goulburn
19/2/1841: COF

1845: Married Susan Mary ??

20/11/1891 Goulburn Herald:
No fresh cases of influenza are reported in Goulburn, but we regret to state that another death through the complaint occurred on Wednesday, when Mr. Richard Belgrove of North Goulburn died from bronchitis supervening on influenza.  Decease was a very old man and had been in bad health for some time before he was affected with the disease.

24/11/1891 Goulburn Evening Penny Post, NSW:
On the 18th of November, at his son’s residence, North Goulburn, RICHARD BELGROVE, Senr., aged 82 years, leaving three sons and two daughters and 32 grand children and one great grand-daughter to mourn his loss.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd February, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Belgrove, date of birth: 29th October, 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th November, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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