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Richard Clarkson

Richard Clarkson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Hooghley, 25 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Clarkson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 2nd May, 1886
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Huntingdon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 25th July, 1834
Arrival date: 18th November, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 410. Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, NSW and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51). State Archives NSW, Roll 858.
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

Dorothy James on 20th August, 2014 wrote:

Huntingdon Town Gaol Keeper’s Journal (Archive ref: HCP/2?320/1)

23/12/1833 - Breaking & Entering the dwelling house of Joseph Thomson in Farcet. Stealing 1 silver watch with steel chain seal & key; 1 pair high shoes; 3 metal teaspoons; 2 metal tablespoons & part of a hock of pork.

Richard was actually sentenced to death in the Lent Assizes on 10/03/1834 but this was subsequently commuted to Transportation for Life.

04/04/1834 - Richard was locked up for disorderly conduct when at work on the Tread Wheel. He was released from his cell the following day.

22/04/1834 - Richard was again in trouble and locked up for neglecting his work on the Tread Wheel. He was released the next day.

29/04/1834 - Richard was released prior to being transferred to the Leviathan Hulk moored at Portsmouth.

Iris Dunne on 8th December, 2017 wrote:

NSW Convict General Muster: aged 22, Estimated birth year: abt 1812
NSW Gaol Description Book, Darlinghurst aged 40, born 1814, Date of Admission: 1854

Convict Changes History

Dorothy James on 20th August, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

wendy quayle on 8th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 2nd May, 1886 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 8th December, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 410. Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, NSW and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51). State Archives N

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