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Russell Chapman

Russell Chapman, one of 320 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntly, 23 March 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Russell Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Huntley
Departure date: 23rd March, 1835
Arrival date: 5th July, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: 'General return of convicts in New South Wales 1837'
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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Anonymous on 18th September, 2012 wrote:

Russell Chapman was 21 years old on arrival.  He was 5’9" tall, sallow complexion, brown hair and eyes, scar on right cheekbone, nose a little cocked, small scar betwixt eyebrows, several small moles on right cheek and some on lift side of neck, small scar and 2 small moles lower left arm, large scar front of small of right leg.

23/4/1837: Absconded from James Norton, Parramatta, since May 6th.

29/1/1842: COF

29/1/1839: The Australian - Saturday January 19th - John Hurley and Russel Chapman, Stealing; Hurley, guilty, 7 years transportation.  Chapman, not guilty, to be returned to Hyde Park Barracks.

1903: This is the only death of a Russell Chapman, Labourer, Native of England, Aged 75?? at Ournie near Tumbarumba.  He died of senile decay.

Could find no marriage or children.

iain Frazier on 31st August, 2019 wrote:

Russell is recorded in 1837 as employed by James (Mortn) at Sydney age26.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

iain Frazier on 31st August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: 'General return of convicts in New South Wales 1837' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 12)

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