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Richard Buxton

Richard Buxton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Buxton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 122
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

Deborah Merlo on 12th July, 2012 wrote:

Richard had previously been tried for obsertion and acquitted. on surrey log he had previously been for some years a mariner, other occupations 1830 field Police tasmania, also had a confectionery shop in Castlemaine victoria.
Richard Buxton was an alias his proper name was Elias Dyson, born Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. Christened 11 April 1805 Hornington St Wesleyan Church Burton upon Trent Straffordshire England
Attestation papers to serve in the Royal Marines at Woolwich 1822 (when aged 19). Discharged [discharge date not given] as Run.
Richard Buxton married Anne Graham on 21.4.1835 richard applied for permission to marry ann graham (free) 24.6.1835 Hobart Town Church of England St. Davids Parish (they were married in st david’s church of eng hobart town by banns 845
Convict No. 10801 (database no 9821) Departure date 11/8/1829 for Tas from Port of London 24yrs
Arrival VDL 14/12/1829
Info taken from Tas newspapers - Richard Buxton
34 PR - promotion to position such as constable
                                                    35 TL-K ticket of leave kings pleasure - The Hobart Courier Fri 28/8/1835 - ticket of leave 20/8/1835 the Lieutant Governor has been please to grant ticket of leave to the undermentioned convicts on the occasion of the celebrations of his majesty’s birthday to be dated 12st instant - 1237 - Richard Buxton
Con record con 31/1 Indent MM33/2 Desc list con 18/19 con 23/1 appropiation list MM 33/5 con 27/4
Surrey II 363 ton built Quebec 1825 class A1   On death cert. 18yrs Tas + balance in Vic  
Census 1843 Hobart ref. cen 1/55 Pg 73
Census 1848 Hobart ref cen 1/85 Pg 167 richard buxton is shown as tenant of a house in Market st. (now Criterion st) he is shown as ’ other free person’ (ie ex-convict) the married female is (probably) ’ arrived free’ and there are two children aged 7-14 one male the other female, richard buxton and the two children are described as either wesleyan methodists or other protestant dissenters the married female is shown as a roman catholic
8.8.2006 Richard Buxton left Launceston for Melbourne on board ship Yarra Yarra in steerage (free) 20/10/1852 ref pol 220/3 P86
8.8.2006 Richard Buxton left Launceston for Melbourne on board ship Yarra Yarra in steerage (free) 2/3/1853 ref pol 220/3 P86
Richard Buxton Birth 1805 Married Alice Dowling 1841 Hobart 30/8/1841 or 27/9/1841 born 1812 - convict transported 30/12/1835 london arriving tas 25/4/1836 (arab 3)no 19791 more info on marriage alice dowland ship arab con 52/2 pb rgd
37/2 1841/948 richard baxton 3/5/1841 con52/2 p12
Info from Castlemaine - Richard died 29 March 1869 Hospital Castlemaine vic Aust is buried in a hospital grave - no other family members in grave as plot belongs to hosp. funeral only paid for not plot no headstone. Buried campbells creek Cemetery Vict Aus, cause of death - C??? of liver
2 children - James Buxton & Catherine Buxton
Parents John Dyson & Sarah siblings - Mary, Joseph, Thomas, Rebecca

Convict Changes History

Deborah Merlo on 12th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00, gender m

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