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Eli Ditch

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eli Ditch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives- convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2016 wrote:

Eli Ditch was convicted at Sussex on 2 Dec 1840 for stealing money. 7yr sentence. Sent to Parkhurst Prison for Boys on Isle of Wight (had received 20 lashes there for misconduct). Further transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

Single; a tailor; Protestant; can read & write.

1 yr Probation at Browns River, VDL.
Certificate of Freedom
Native place - Road Mill, Middlesex.

D Wong on 24th August, 2017 wrote:

7/12/1840 Sussex Advertiser East Sussex, England:
Eli Ditch, aged 10, was charged with stealing in the Clifie, Lewes, lbs. of wool, value 2s, the property of Burwood Godlee.

Eli was then sent to Parkhurst for 3 years - this is probably the place where he became a Tailor.
Listed as 12 years old on arrival - although found the following, so he may have been 14.

From the Family Search Website:
Eli Ditch
England Births and Christenings
Name Eli Ditch
Residence Place Rodmell, Sussex, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 02 Aug 1829
Christening Date (Original) 2 Aug 1829
Christening Place Rodmell, Sussex, England
Father’s Name George Ditch
Mother’s Name Sarah Ditch

27/10/1843: The Courier, Hobart:
26th October, 1643.
A list of Boys waiting for engagements as
Apprentices at the-Quarters, Campbell-street:
William Swift, 13, tailor
Eli Ditch,.12, do

12/7/1848: Certificate.

Found nothing further - not listed on Vic or NSW BDM’s or ‘Trove’.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives- convicts (prev. ), firstname: Eli, surname: Ditch, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 24th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000)

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