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David Death

David Death, one of 216 convicts transported on the Lotus, 20 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Death
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1st January, 1839
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lotus
Departure date: 20th December, 1832
Arrival date: 16th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 512
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

greg petersen on 28th April, 2017 wrote:

conduct report states: Transported for stealing boots etc. Gaol report: Bad Character, Hulk Report: Good. Single
Stated this offence: stealing a coat and a pair of boots.
February 11th 1835: refusing his provisions, admonished.
June 3rd 1835: Disobedience of orders & insolence, admonished.
October 1st 1838: misconduct in his hired service, hard labour and? 14 days
Accidentally drowned at Swanport 1 Jan 1839

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 28th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1st January, 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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