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Philip Butcher

Philip Butcher, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Butcher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1863
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

Sussex Advertiser Mon 19 Apr 1813 p.3…
One day last week Philip Butcher and Thomas Cooper, were committed to Horsham jail, charged with breaking open a house at Warminghurst, and stealing therein, a silver watch; also with stealing a sack of seed oats, in a field belonging to a farmer in that neighbourhood.

Sussex Advertiser Mon 16 Aug 1813 p.3…
Philip Butcher, 20, and John Cooper, 21, for burglariously entering the dwelling house of Wm. Golds, and feloniously stealing therein, a silver watch and its appendages, Guilty.

Sussex Advertiser Mon 23 Aug 1813 p.3…
Philip Butcher, John Cooper, and Stephen Burcher, capitally convicted on Saturday, for offences mentioned in our last, were also sentenced to be hanged, but the Judge reprieved them all before he left town.

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Philip married Mary Jacobs (Convict, Elizabeth, 1818). They married At Parramatta in 1820. Philip and Mary had 7 children being 5 sons and 2 daughters between 1825 and 1838.

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

1825 Muster…
Butcher, Philip, ticket of leave, Surry, 1814, life, labourer, Melville.
Jacob, Mary, convict, Elizabeth, 1818, 7 years, government servant, with Phillip Butcher Richmond.

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 74…
[Ref B3499] Butcher, Philip, 34, ticket of leave, Surry, 1814, life, Protestant, farmer North Richmond. 15 acres, all cleared and cultivated. 1 cow.
[Ref B3500] Butcher, Mary, 30, free by servitude, Elizabeth, 1818, 7 years, Catholic.
[Ref B3501] Butcher, Mary A., 3, born in the colony.
[Ref B3502] Butcher, Richard, 1, born in the colony.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Age: 21
Occupation: Labour
Ticket of Leave - 1878
Conditional Pardon -
Absolute Pardon -

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:


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