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David De Caux

David De Caux, one of 160 convicts transported on the Earl St Vincent, 20 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David De Caux
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl St Vincent
Departure date: 20th April, 1826
Arrival date: 13th August, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 163 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 13 (8)
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 8th April, 2014 wrote:

David De Caux was 23 years old when transported for “stealing from a dwelling house”.

David was born in Norwich, was single, 5’8 1/2” tall, rown hair, light grey eyes, scar between the eyebrows, tattoos.

Goal Report: Bad - a most determined house breaker.

16/5/1829: Public Works: Gross disobeyence of orders - 25 lashes.

25/7/1832: COF

11/7/1831: Married Ann Ford (Sir Charles Forbes 1826).  They had 2 children, Robert William, born 1831 and died 13/6/1854 - Inquest - Robert Newman otherwise Robert De Caux on the 13/6/1854 was found lying on the sea shore, suffocated and drowned at the head of the Tamar River, and Charlotte ‘Decoar’ born 1829 or 1836.

1837: David died, Ann then married William Fox Newman in 1837, Launceston.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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