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Frederick Clayton Clift

Frederick Clayton Clift, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Clayton Clift
Aliases: Frederick Layton Clift
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1839
Occupation: Quill dresser
Date of Death: 30th April, 1877
Age: 38 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 15 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 29th June, 1864
Arrival date: 12th September, 1864
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 34
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

Christine Camplin on 15th February, 2017 wrote:

Occupation: Quill Merchant
Sentenced with brother on 21 October 1861 for “Feloniously setting fire to a certain house, with intent to defraud the Globe Insurance Company.”

Christine Camplin on 31st May, 2018 wrote:

See Peckham Society article “George Clift and Frederick Layton Clift” (in http://www.peckhamsociety.org.uk/?p=527)

Convict Changes History

Christine Camplin on 15th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Christine Camplin on 11th March, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Frederick Layton Clift, date of death: 30th April, 1877 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 1st June, 2018 made the following changes:


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