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Richard Durrant

Richard Durrant, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Durrant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 122
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

Maureen Withey on 2nd May, 2021 wrote:

At Northampton assizes, on the 3rd instant, ... Richard Durant and Jesse Russell, for sheep stealing, ... were also capitally convicted and condemned but afterwards reprieved; ...
Leicester Chronicle, 20 March 1831.

Hulk Reports HO-9-8_2 page 17
Received six prisoners from Northampton, 12 May 1813,
Richard Durrant, age 36, C.R. Northampton 1 March 1813. Life, General Hewitt.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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