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Richard Hammett Drake

Richard Hammett Drake, one of 280 convicts transported on the Marion, 30 October 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Hammett Drake
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th October, 1822
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 21st January, 1875
Age: 52 years

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 10 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 30th October, 1851
Arrival date: 30th January, 1852
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll M711.London Times Dec 2. 1850
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

shirley pritchard on 30th September, 2012 wrote:

In the 1859 census Richard is registered as a Tutor and Clerk in a Convict Establishment at York. He married Mary McKeown in York on July 31st 1859. They had two daughters.

D Wong on 30th September, 2012 wrote:

Richard was 28 years old, a Clerk/Cashier for Robarts & Co.

Transported for embezzeling £5 and £80 the moneys of Abraham Wildey Robarts and others, his Masters.

Richard was single and protestant. 

18/7/1853 TOL
30/7/1855: COF

1859: Married Mary McKeown at York.  1 child, Mary Mervyn at York 1865.

1875: Richard died aged 53.

Convict Changes History

shirley pritchard on 30th September, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 26th October, 1822, date of death 21st January, 1875, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822, date of death 1875, gender, occupation, crime

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