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Simon Clark

Simon Clark, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Simon Clark
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1767
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th April, 1818
Age: 51 years

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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 390
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

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 wrote:

Return of Deaths at Castlereagh and Richmond district.
Simon Clark, convict, per ship Duke of Portland, age 51 years, deceased 5 April 1818.
Source: Familysearch, Image 181.

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 wrote:

ASSIZES. At Hertford, ... ; and Simon Clarke was convicted stealing a gelding, under the following circumstances — the prosecutor was poor countryman, who could neither read nor write. the 12th of May he carried his horse to Hertford, and agreed to sell it to the prisoner for 41. Clarke gave him a note which told him was a 51, Deptford bank-note; and the prosecutor gave him a 11, note change.  This note the next person to whom it was tendered discovered to be a mere imitation of banknote;  fact it was a note on the face of it purporting to Debtors’ Bank. promise to pay bearer five-pence.  The Countryman finding how he had been duped, went in search of the prisoner, and caused him to be apprehended.
Royal Cornwall Gazette, 9 Aug 1806.

Gail Robyn Newman on 27th August, 2021 wrote:

Simon Clark, Died 3 Apr 1818 at Richmond district NSW aged 51 Buried 5 Apr 1818 at Richmond NSW Burial registered at St Peter’s.  1807, Reverend Henry Fulton -Arrived per ship Duke of Portland,

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1767 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th April, 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 made the following changes:


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