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Mordecai Bolwell

Mordecai Bolwell, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mordecai Bolwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd July, 1852
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

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)),

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