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Richard Butler

Richard Butler, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Butler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: -
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
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 179 (91)
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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Tony Beale on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

17th September 1817
Reference Number: t18170917-179
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation
Richard Butler b. 1792, 3 records
1286. RICHARD BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , three asses, price 3l. , the property of John Tabrum .

THOMAS PHILPOT . I am servant to John Tabrum , who lives at Margretta-hall, Essex . On the 4th of July, I lost the asses out of a field there; I had seen them there the night before; I found them the next day in possession of the prisoner at Smithfield-he said they were his. I gave him in charge.

JAMES CARTER . I am a hog-dealer, and live in Vine-street, Liquorpond-street. The prosecutor told me his master had lost three asses; about three o’clock, I saw three that answered his description; I went up to the prisoner and asked him if they were his; he said they were. He said he bought them on the Rumford road.

JAMES STAPLE. I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge; he said the asses were his own, and he bought them at Romford-market; this was on a

Friday-the next day he said he bought them at the Red Lion, at Mile-end.
Prisoner’s Defence. I bought them at the Red Lion, of a man who bought them at Romford-market, and gave him 50s., for them.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
1836 6/2/1836 Ann Tobin 31 bond 7 years per ship Andromeda to marry Richard Butler 38 free 7 yrs per ship Malabar Rev Corcoran Windsor

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 11th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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