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Francis Develin

Francis Develin, one of 270 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 10 August 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Develin
Aliases: Devlin, Devilin, Davalin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Scotland, Ayr Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 10th August, 1844
Arrival date: 20th November, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 152. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-62,278,59,L,80
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd January, 2013 wrote:

Francis Develin was convicted at Ayrshire, Scotland on 01/05/1844 for housebreaking and stealing wearing apparrel. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘William Jardine’, arriving 10/08/1844.

Farm labourer; 5’2 1/2”; 19yrs of age; fair complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes; Roman Catholic; single.
Native Place: Co. Tyrone

Gaol Report: 1st conviction
Ship surgeon’s report: Fair

Van Diemen’s Land:
Station Gang: Port Esperance (now known as Dover in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart). 12mths. Emerged from Gang 20/11/1845.

05/03/1850 Ticket of Leave
06/05/1851 Free Certificate

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, alias2, alias3, date of birth 1825, gender, occupation, crime

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