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Richard Downes

Richard Downes, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Downes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 468
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

Anonymous on 13th January, 2012 wrote:

Married Hannah Robbins in 1839 in Warwickshire, and had 1 child, William, before Richard was transported to Australia. Interestingly, Hannah had 4 more children, with the Downes surname, despite never remarrying and her husband being overseas…

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817-00-00, gender m

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