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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
16th October, 1843
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||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 39 other convicts
||Tasmanian Archives- convicts
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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:
EAST SUSSEX ADJOURNED SESSIONS
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:
England Births and Christenings
Name Eli Ditch
Residence Place Rodmell, Sussex, England
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
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)