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Gersham Butcher

Gersham Butcher, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 12 July 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Gersham Butcher
Aliases: Hurrill, Gasker (alias), Smith, George (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Nugent
Departure date: 12th July, 1836
Arrival date: 12th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 286 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 309 (57)
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 27th July, 2017 wrote:

29/1/1836 Essex Standard Essex, England:
For Seven Years— Gersham Butcher, for stealing a smock frock from John Wass at Colne Engain.

Gersham Butcher was listed as 20 years old on arrival, he was 5’8 1/2” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, G B. back left arm near wrist - M.G. inside same arm, G P. Anchor & Cable on rt arm below Elbow, single, native place: Gessingthorp.

3/11/1842: TOL
1843: Free Certificate.

12/2/1845: Departed Launceston to Portland Bay per ‘Timbo’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th July, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Hurrill, Gasker (alias) (prev. Hurrill, Gasker (Alias)), alias2: Smith, George (alias) (prev. Smith, George (Alias)), date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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