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Belcher Dicks

Belcher Dicks, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Belcher Dicks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 31st May, 1883
Age: 81 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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 312
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

Lorna Dicks on 22nd October, 2014 wrote:

Spent time at Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. Married Jane Howlett. Lived at Penrith then Cudgegong.

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury Journal, Monday, July 25, 1825, reported:
The business of the Summer Assizes for the county of Wilts, commenced at our Council Chamber on Monday last, ...The following prisoners were tried, and sentenced as under : DEATH.- ...and Belcher Dicks, for having the same day stolen a mare pony from Thomas Parsons, at South Cadbury, ... All the above prisoners have been reprieved,

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote:

On list of male convicts assigned and transferred between 1st and 31 October 1832:
4507, Dick Belcher, Sesostris, carter, to H.Shadforth, Parramatta.
NSW Govt. Gazette, 19 Dec 1832

Maureen Withey on 9th July, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury and Winchester Journal Monday, October 25, 1825
On Monday the 26th ult. the following prisoners were conveyed from, Fisherton Gaol to the Leviathan hulk in Portsmouth harbour, for transportation:- For Life.- Robert Jones, John Smith, George Billett, Edward Billett, James Smith, Robert Jefferies, Levi Burton, Belcher Dicks, and William Oatley, all for horse-stealing.- Also for life: Stephen Blake, for stabbing his wife at Salisbury; William Withers, for high-way robbery; and Isaac Hurton, for burglary.
For 14 years, John Bryant, for sheep-stealing.
For 7 years, Thomas Hobbs, for house-breaking.

Convict Changes History

Jo Kershaw on 22nd April, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

Lorna Dicks on 22nd October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st May, 1883 (prev. 0000), occupation

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