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David Bucktrout

David Bucktrout, one of 200 convicts transported on the John Brewer, 01 December 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Bucktrout
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 8th November, 1847
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Salford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Brewer
Departure date: 1st December, 1841
Arrival date: 6th April, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 421 (212)
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

D Wong on 21st June, 2018 wrote:

David Bucktrout was listed as 20 years old on arrival in VDL - his native place was Stockport and he was transported for ‘Stealing old iron’.

David was 5’5” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, single, can read, D.B. on back of right hand, fing on ring finger right hand, Lost two fingers of left hand, scar corner of right ??, scar on left arm.

Father: Richard
Mother: Ellen at native place.
3 Sisters.

8/11/1847: David Bucktrout accidentally drowned in the Derwent River.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th November, 1847 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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