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Francis Betts

Francis Betts, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Betts
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th September, 1821
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 27th December, 1864
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 191 (97)
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

Vivianne Saunders on 24th April, 2015 wrote:

Married Jane McLoughlin leaving him a widow then he married Elizabeth Howell and had seven children. He died in Sorrel Tasmania at the age of 43.

Convict Changes History

Vivianne Saunders on 24th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th September, 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th December, 1864 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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