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David Birch

David Birch, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Birch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 260
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

Anonymous on 15th September, 2012 wrote:

David Birch was 33 years old when indicted for stealing silk, value £300 from the dwelling house of Mr Coulson of Totness.

David was married, wife Susanna and 4 children at Totness.

Described as a supposed Travelling Thief, David was 5"1/4" tall, dark hazel eyes, reddish hair, nose small and sharp, small couth and chin.

23/4/1839: Absconded from Flinder’s Island in VDL, since 2/8/1836.

14/7/48: Still on the absconders list.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 15th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-00-00, gender m

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