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Fat Cephang

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Fat Cephang
Aliases: Hing Fat Eep, Fat Cephing
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Osprey
Departure date: 0000
Arrival date: -
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 9 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-2,292,107,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 wrote:

Fat Cephang/Cephing was tried and convicted at Hong Kong, China, with 4 others, for Burglary - breaking into the house of Capt. Pedder, harbour master. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the non-convict ship ‘Osprey’ arriving 26/01/1845.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 wrote:

Aged 34yrs; married; Pagan religion; not literate in English; labourer; 5’1 1/4”.
Native Place: China. Relatives at native place.

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang - Norfolk Island, 4yrs.
Transferred to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) per Lady Franklin 06/08/1847.
08/04/1844: Fight a fellow prisoner with a knife - 100 lashes.
16/11/1846: Use improper language - solitary, 3 days.
07/12/1846: Platting straw on a Sunday - solitary, 10 days.
18/05/1847: Fighting - solitary, 48hrs.
29/05/1847: Having tea in his possession - imprisonment, hard labour in chains, 7 days.
22/11/1851: Launceston - refuse eligible service - 2mths hard labour.
05/10/1852: Launceston - disobey orders - admonished.
20/12/1852: Launceston - out after hours - admonished
04/05/1853: Launceston - disobey orders - solitary 6 days.
12/06/1854: Launceston - absent without leave - admonished.

Ticket of Leave 28/11/1854
Ticket of Leave revoked 05/10/1858 for being absent.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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