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life span was 61 years*
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Sentenced to Life
29th May, 1851
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 2 other convicts
||Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Nell Murphy on 26th June, 2016 wrote:
Francis Butcher was convicted in Auckland, New Zealand 3 March 1851 for Manslaughter - stabbing Francis McEwan of the 38th Regiment, in the Barracks (he lived 3/4 hr after the incident). Francis Butcher in the 38th Regiment 4 years.
Single man; aged 23yrs; 5’8”; tile maker; can read & write; Church of England.
Native place - Woodbridge
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Antares’ arriving 29 May 1851.
Period of Probation 12 years.
Station Gang 1851 - Impression Bay.
1854: 1/4 of Probation Period to be remitted but conduct to be reported.
1855: 116 days remitted.
1856: unexpired period remitted.
1856 Hobart: absent. 2mths hard labour.
1856: a Constable at Hobart Barracks.
1857: Constable. Allowing a prisoner to escape. 8mths hard labour.
9 Mar 1858: Ticket of Leave granted.
5 Oct 1858: Ticket of Leave revoked because absent from Muster.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 26th June, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Francis, surname: Butcher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1828, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime