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Levi Chester

Levi Chester, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Levi Chester
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 1893
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 94
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

Jan Walker on 11th January, 2015 wrote:

5ft 51/2 ins tall. Stout, fresh complexion, oval visage, dark brown hair, hazel eyes. Arrived Hobart 12 Jan 1840. 18 month probation at Bridgewater then worked for Mr F Bryant New Norfolk. TOL granted March 2nd 1846. Conditional pardon Feb 1848.
16 Sep 1852 married Sarah Lee. Settled Melbourne. 3 children.
Left wife Jane in Somerset who he had married 1831 plus 3 children. He had lived at Steerpoint, Burton Lane, East Coker when in England.

Convict Changes History

Jan Walker on 11th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1893 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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