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Sylvanus Buckland

Silvanus Buckland, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sylvanus Buckland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset City and Boro. of Bath Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Dudbrook
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 7th February, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 234 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 574
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

Ann Marie Gould on 10th March, 2020 wrote:

Stole a silver watch in Bath Somerset.

Remained in Australia, married and had 6 children

Glenn Piggott on 26th November, 2020 wrote:

He came to Australia as a Labourer but eventually became an Engineer. Although originally starting in York he ended up settled in Jarrahdale WA. He is buried in the local cemetery along with many descendents. His grandsons Benjamin Sylvanus and John Buckland served in WW1 - where John was killed and has a plaque dedicated to him on the Mennin Gate. An account of Ben’s wife and early memories of Sylvanus is held in tape form at the Battye Library in WA.  I am reasonably certain Sylvanus had other brothers who may have been transported also….and although this record mentions only a silver watch I believe there is more to the story. I have corrected the record as his Christian name was misspelt. I am Benjamin’s grandson and direct descendent of Sylvanus. His prisoner number was 1808 I believe.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 10th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Glenn Piggott on 26th November, 2020 made the following changes:

firstname: Sylvanus (prev. Silvanus), occupation

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