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Mordecai Bolwell, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||22nd July, 1852
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
3rd January, 1846
16th May, 1846
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th September, 2014 wrote:
Mordecia Bolwell was convicted at Somerset on 02/08/1845 for burglary and stealing 30lbs of bacon. 1st conviction. 10yr sentence. Transported to Australia per the ship ‘China’ 1846.
Assigned to Norfolk Island (east of NSW) then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).
Ticket of Leave 27/08/1850.
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 1851.
Accidentally drown at New Town (nr Hobart) on 22/07/1852.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th September, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5)),