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Richard Bell

Richard Bell, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Bell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 1847
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 196
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th January, 2022 wrote:

1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Dunvegan Castle -1830
Indent No; 30/51
Name;  Richard Bell
Age;  32 years, Protestant, Single, Read & write
Native Place;  Liverpool
Trade or calling;  Hatter - 5 years
Offence; Burglary
Trial; 7 March 1829 - Life. 2 Previous Convictions
Height;  5ft. 2 in
Noted against name; DIED; at Boyd Town 30 September 1847. 47/8883

1847 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,
Name: Richard Bell
Date of Death: 30 Sep 1847
District: Boyd Town

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th January, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1847 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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