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Richard Downes, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
23rd September, 1843
4th February, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 498 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 468
||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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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