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Richard Chempkins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Chempkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier
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 14 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Salween
Departure date: 10th November, 1847
Arrival date: 1st February, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-4,450,88,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 wrote:

Richard Chempkins was tried and convicted at camp court martial near Deisa on 09/12/1846. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Salween’ arriving 1848.

Previous: Insolent and insubordination. Ct. Martial for firing my piece through my hand. 4mths. Absent - 100 lashes.

Native Place: Edmonton
Single man; Protestant; not literate; labourer/soldier; 5’6 1/2”; 23yrs of age; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes; lost forefinger left hand.

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang: Darlington, Maria Island (off east coast). 9mths.
1848/49: Launceston
1849: J. Archer, Middle Plains
1849: Collins, Westbury
1850: G, Westbury.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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