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David Chilton

David Chilton, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Chilton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Set fire to a haystack
Convicted at: Surrey. Assizes at Guildford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 12th December, 1849
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 111 (57). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-6,394,39,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 wrote:

David Chilton was convicted of setting fire to dry grass. 7yr sentence at Surrey on 31/07/1844. Transported to Norfolk Island on the ‘Eliza’, arriving 03/04/1850.

Single man; aged 21yrs; native place - Deptford; 5’6”; read & write; Church of England.
Father - George
Mother - Ann
Siblings - Henry, Joseph & Betsey.

Some offences at Norfolk Island.

Free Certificate 07/04/1852.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1829, gender, occupation, crime

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