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Philip Duffty

Philip Duffty, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Duffty
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey, Newington Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 314
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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Anonymous on 21st August, 2011 wrote:

Philip’s full name was Philip Benjamin Dufty, a carver and gilder and son of Charles Dufty and Louisa Draycott of Southwark, London. The men in the family were carver’s and gilders. Philip was baptised 4 Mar 1827 in Southwark and the youngest of 10 children. He was convicted of larceny and transported for 7 years, arriving in 1852. He married Catherine Higgins 14 Sep 1857 in Hobart. Philips older brother Francis Herbert Dufty b 1819 became a skilled photographer and emigrated to Victoria in Australia in the 1860s where as a professional photographer, Dufty travelled around Victoria offering his services. His images were said to be ‘the sweetest Australian scenes’ photographed. Francis’s sons, Francis, Edward and Alfred Dufty [ cousins of Philip] became eminent photographers in the south Pacific Islands, especially in Levuka, Fiji and New Caledonia.

Anonymous on 21st August, 2011 wrote:

25 June 1853 The Cornwall Chronicle,Launceston,
Tasmania reported that Philip was recommended for a pardon. He was granted a pardon four and an half years after arrival 1854 to 1855.

fiona stanton on 21st August, 2014 wrote:

Philip B.Dufty was the 11th of 12 children born to Charles Dufty and Louisa Draycott. At age 23 he was accused of larceny-stealing a handkerchief from a person in Westminster Road and for similar offences over a three month period,three times in one month. As mentioned he was tried, convicted and transported to Tasmania on the Aboukir. He was granted a pardon into his 7 year sentence. His behaviour in prison was described as very good and he admitted his offences. He was literate.  Physical description - 5’1 1/2, fresh and light complexion with dark blue eyes. He married Catherine Higgins 14 Sep 1857 in Hobart and had 2 girls one born 1858 (name unknown), the other Catherine b.1860 d. 1860. SOURCE:Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

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