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Alfred Chopin

Alfred Chopin, one of 254 convicts transported on the Norwood, 06 April 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alfred Chopin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th April, 1846
Occupation: Photographer
Date of Death: 4th October, 1902
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Lancashire. Assizes Manchester
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Norwood
Departure date: 6th April, 1867
Arrival date: 13th July, 1867
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 254 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 211 (108)
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

David Kessell on 28th February, 2012 wrote:

Wrongly accused, and received free pardon from Queen Victoria on 23 Feb 1869.  Prisoner number 9405. Records show he was unmarried, literate, and Protestant. He was born Alfred Kirk Chopping, Birmingham, England. He became a photographer of note in WA and married Ellen Mary McNamara in Perth on 14 Mar 1872. They had eight children with seven surviving to adulthood.

Ted Rollinson on 4th October, 2012 wrote:

Alfred and Ellen Chopin had 8 live birth children, all of whom reached adulthood ranging in age from 35 to 92

Convict Changes History

David Kessell on 28th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1846-04-25, date of death 1902-10-04, gender m

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