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Aaron Britton, one of 306 convicts transported on the Lincelles, 30 September 1861
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th August, 1881
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 377 (190). Western Australia, Convict Records, Convict Dept. Registers, General Register dated 19 March 1860 (Ref.No. ACC 1156/R11)
||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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John Clark on 9th June, 2012 wrote:
Aaron Britton’s parents were John Britton and Eliza Peters. Aaron had six siblings: William, John, Eliza, Albert, Isabella and Joseph. Aaron’s family seemed to have all committed a crime at some point in their lives, but was the only one to have served a life sentence in penal colony.
John Clark on 5th March, 2013 wrote:
Aaron stole a watch - and some other property - from Thomas Morgan on the 24th November 1859 in Long Ashton. Aaron, and Aaron’s accomplice, James Garland, beat Thomas quite severely to the point where he lost two teeth. Aaron’s trial was held at Taunton on the 19th March 1860.
Debby M Ryan on 13th January, 2018 wrote:
Aaron was a miner in Bedminster Bristol and was trapped underground with his father and brother Joseph in a colliery collapse 20/6/1851- 6 people died.
The family appeared to have had quite a few run ins with police.
Aaron Britton had a brother John Britton, also a convict in WA, who was known as John Still- he was transported to Australia in 1864 0n the Clara.
He married an Irish girl from the workhouse in Cork, Jane Kelly(she arrived on the bride ship City Of Bristol in 1857)in Newcastle WA(now known as Toodyay) in 1872.
They had children Jane Amelia(b.1873 York WA) Aaron Joseph(b. 1875 Geraldton WA) and Ida Elizabeth (b. 1877 Geraldton WA)
After he’d completed his sentence the family moved to Collingwood Victoria. Aaron Joseph died there in1885. John died in Collingwood in 1892. Jane died in Adelaide in 1907.
Iris Dunne on 1st February, 2018 wrote:
Australian Convict Index: Age 18, Birth year:1842, Comments: BRITTON John, father of Bedminster Down d.14 Aug 1881 Williams River-apoplexy, Occupation: Coalminer
Ticket of Leave to Newcastle 30.9.70
Ticket of Leave dated 4th October 1870
29.12.71 Offence: wounding with intent to murder, Sentence: 5 years hard Labour
25.3.72 Offence: Having [?] in possession, Sentence: Forfeited
15.10.72 Offence: Dirty cell bucket time [?], Sentence: 1 day Bread and Water
18.12.72 Offence: released from irons 1.1.73
31.10.73 Case to be reconsidered when he shall have served 3 years of [?] sentence
30.5.74 Offence: Fighting in the Smith’s shop, Sentence: 3 days Bread and Water
Convict Changes History
John Clark on 9th June, 2012 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 1st February, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 377 (190). Western Australia, Convict Records, Convict Dept. Registers, General Register dated 19 March 1860 (Ref.No. ACC 1156/R11) (prev. Australian