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Francis Constantine

Francis Constantine, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Constantine
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 11th September, 1868
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York, North Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 193 (98). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-2,302,65,L,46.
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

Sheila Harris on 27th July, 2014 wrote:

Francis was born in Scruton,in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was the son of Elizabeth Constantine who married Sampson Rymer when Francis was 3. Francis was apprenticed in 1803 to Thomas Robinson of Guisborough Yorks. He was a Chelsea Pensioner having served in Canada and his army records say he was just under 5 foot 6 and had a sallow complexion

D Wong on 28th July, 2014 wrote:

Francis was transported for ‘Stealing Books’.

Gaol Report: Convicted twice for misdemeanours. Indifft character, good disposition connections respectable.

Married one child Father & Mother F. Simpson at Gainsborough Yorkshire.

1845: TOL

1868: Francis died in Hobart.

Linc, Tasmanian Records have his birthdate as 1775.

Sheila Harris on 3rd October, 2014 wrote:

He married Margaret Dent on 21st February 1825 at Wilton North Yorkshire.
She was living as a fund Holder or Annuitant in Guisborough until she died in 1862 there.

Sheila Battrick on 20th September, 2016 wrote:

Francis Constantine was married to my 3x Aunt Margaret [Constantine] Dent . l have all Prison information from Ancestry.com ,with varying factors of birth years , l have not added parents of Francis as l have not found this info , also l was interested to know there was a child .l would love to share all family
interest in Francis, and Elizabeth .

Regards Sheila nee Dent

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2016 wrote:

The Convict Conduct Record is held at the Tasmanian Archives, Hobart, Tasmania (link above in reference source - LINC online).
Sheila - if you use the ‘Names Index’ you can sort through all persons with this name. (All free online).
Francis was sent to the Port Arthur Penal Settlement (abbreviated to P.A.) and they would have additional records.

Death registration: https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/results?qu=francis&qu=Constantine 
11 Sept 1868 Hobart district. Aged 93yrs.
(No record found for a remarriage.  There are other Constantine convicts sent to VDL who may be related?
(Not part of this family, research only. Sheila, suggest you use the fb community if you are wanting to contact other relatives or researchers.)

Convict Changes History

Sheila Harris on 27th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 28th July, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 193 (98). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-2,302,65,L,46. (prev. Australian Joint

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