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Richard Crofts

Richard Crofts, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Crofts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 115 (59)
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

D Wong on 20th December, 2013 wrote:

Richard Crofts was 17 years old when convicted, along with Joseph Bodsworth 16, (who is not listed as a convict) for stealing 2 ducks, the property of Thomas Adams and Samuell Hollowell.

Richard was born in Daventry Northampton, he had drk brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’5” tall, single, scars on both thumbs, small brown mole inside right arm.

1833-1835: Assigned to James Evans.
Conduct record empty.

1838: Permission to marry Elizabeth Jackson (free), No Registration.

1840: Free Certificate

14/9/1844: Passenger per “Scout” George Town to Port Phillip.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814, gender, occupation, crime

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