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Richard Thomas Clarke

Richard Clarke, one of 200 convicts transported on the Hercules, 14 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Thomas Clarke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Printer
Date of Death: 1898
Age: 87 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 14th June, 1832
Arrival date: 16th October, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 357(179)
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

Natalie Lonsdale on 7th June, 2019 wrote:

Richard stole 4 sets of fire irons from an Ironmongers in Ludgate Hill, London.


D Wong on 9th June, 2019 wrote:

Richard Clarke was listed as 21 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.

Occupation: Printer’s pressman.

Richard was literate, protestant, married with 1 male child, 5’5” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, small mole on throat, scar knuckle of forefinger left hand.

1836: TOL Parramatta.
18/2/1839: COF

Convict Changes History

Natalie Lonsdale on 6th June, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, firstname: Richard Thomas (prev. Richard), date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1898 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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