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Russell Chapman, one of 320 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntly, 23 March 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||'General return of convicts in New South Wales 1837'
||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.
29/1/1839: 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:
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)