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Nicholas Butterley, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||3rd November, 1861
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 147 (75)
||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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Christine Perkins on 5th July, 2018 wrote:
Nicholas was a young tailor conscripted into the British Army in Dublin. In 1820/21 he was tried for desertion and sentenced to 600 lashes. He deserted again in 1823 and on 7 May was tried by court martial and sentenced to 14 years in Van Dieman’s Land. During his 14 years in Tasmania he received a number punishments for insolence,neglect of duty, absconding, being drunk and disorderly but received his free certificate on 30th May 1837. On 30th September 1838 he married Bridget O’Connell at the Cameron St Catholic Chapel in Launceston. Nicholas and Bridget had 4 children in Launceston between 1839 and 1844. On Oct 22nd 1844 Nicholas was unsuccessful in applying for the position of Post Master in Perth, Tasmania. The family moved to Melbourne where 2 more children were born in 1848 and 1850. The family lived in Little Bourke St and Nicholas’ occupation was tailor. The family again moved in the early 1850’s to Bendigo where Nicholas is recorded in the 1856 electoral roll as a miner of Poor Man’s Gully. Nicholas died at Quarry Hill, Bendigo on 3rd November 1861 aged 60 years.
Convict Changes History
Christine Perkins on 5th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 5th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 3rd November, 1861 (prev. 0000)