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Simon Clark

Simon Clark, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Simon Clark
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 293 (147)
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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Dianne Jones on 21st May, 2021 wrote:

1831, 20 October: Simon Clark was tried at the Old Bailey:

“2075. WILLIAM EVANS and SIMON CLARK were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October, 1 handkerchief, value 6s., the goods of Richard Mason, from his person.

RICHARD MASON. I am butler to a gentleman, who lives near Dartford, in Kent. I was in Holborn, about ten o’clock in the morning of the 14th of October - I noticed the two prisoners following me; I went on to Lincoln’s Inn-fields - I saw them again there; I passed on to Coventry-street, and on the Regent’s-circus - when I got to the Spread Eagle coach-office, I missed my handkerchief; I turned, and accused the prisoners, and they both ran away - I cried Stop thief! and Evans was stopped by the officer at the corner, who gave him to me - the other ran down Jermyn street, and was stopped.

JOHN FLETCHER. I live with my father, who is a baker. I was passing the end of Jermyn-street, on the 14th of October - I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw Clark run up the street; I endeavoured to stop him, and he dropped the handkerchief at my feet - I took it up, and gave it to Mason; I did not see him stopped.

SAMUEL POTTER. I am a Police-officer. I was in Regent’s-circus on the 14th of October - I heard a cry of Stop thief! and took Evans; seeing Clark running away, I gave Evans to the prosecutor, pursued Clark, and took him.

CLARK. He did not take me. WITNESS. He was stopped by some man, and I took him directly - I was close behind him.

WILLIAM MASON. This is my handkerchief - it was rolled up quite close in my pocket; I had several bundles with me, and tried to avoid the prisoners several times in going along, but could not.

EVANS - GUILTY. Aged 19.

CLARK - GUILTY. Aged 19.

Transported for Fourteen Years.” (see https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/).

Dianne Jones on 21st May, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival in VDL, he was listed as 24 and a labourer (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON34-1-3$init=CON34-1-3P538).

1845: He received his Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 21st May, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Dianne Jones on 21st May, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 21st May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), occupation

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