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Richard Clarkson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Hooghley, 25 July 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd May, 1886
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||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.
||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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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