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Francis Byrt

Francis Byrt, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Byrt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 10th August, 1851
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th September, 2014 wrote:

Francis Byrt was convicted at Somerset Ass 31/03/1845 for burglary and stealing 20 watches. 15yr sentence. First conviction.

Native Place: Shepton Mallet, Somertshire, England.
single man; 5’11”; farm labourer; Protestant.

142 days gained off sentence time by extra work.

Found murdered, at Franklin (south of Hobart) 10/08/1851.
Transported to Norfolk Island then Van Diemen’s Land.

Grace Rubery on 12th August, 2019 wrote:

Francis William Byrt was the son of William Byrt born 1792 and Harriet nee Brooks of Shepton Mallet, grandson of William Byrt born 1762 and Sarah nee Hyatt born 1774.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th September, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 7 (5)),

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