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Richard Belgroves, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||29th October, 1808
|Date of Death:
||18th November, 1891
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 133 (69)
||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:
RICHARD BELGROVES, Theft > stealing from master, 6th January 1831.
Offence: Theft > stealing from master
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:
BERRIMA QUARTER SESSIONS
Richard Belgrove, felony ; acquitted.
1836: TOL Goulburn
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