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Francis Crow

Francis Crowe, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Crow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th May, 1818
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 12th September, 1884
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk. Ipswich Session Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: A Drift of Derwent Ducks written by Trudy Mae Cowley. I am the GGGrandson of Francis Crow and Mary Costelloe.
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

Gregory Montgomerie-Crowe on 4th August, 2018 wrote:

Francis formed a relationship with Mary Costelloe and had a son in Fingal on the 2/7/1855 his name was George Crow. They then had another son Charles Crow born 29/5/1857 at Table Cape. They then left Australia on the Gil Blas arriving in Auckland on 30/6/1859. Their next son William Francis Crowe was born in Auckland NZ on 28/8/1859. Mary also a convict had a daughter to a John Kenny on 25/3/1853 prior to her relationship with Francis. Her name was Elizabeth and she came to NZ with them. They changed their surname from Crow to Crowe on their vovage to NZ maybe to hide their convict past.

Convict Changes History

Gregory Montgomerie-Crowe on 4th August, 2018 made the following changes:

source: A Drift of Derwent Ducks written by Trudy Mae Cowley. I am the GGGrandson of Francis Crow and Mary Costelloe. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 61 (32)), surname: Crow (prev. Cr

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