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Silvanus Buckland, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Somerset City and Boro. of Bath Quarter Sessions
17th November, 1852
7th February, 1853
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 234 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 574
||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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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