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Richard Dyer

Richard Dyer, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Dyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 290. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2013 wrote:

Richard Dyer was convicted at Somerset for stealing 2 lambs. Previous convictions.
Hulk Report: Good

Single man; aged 22yrs; trade - Hostler; 5’5 3/4”; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.

Assignments in Colony.
1839: charged with being drunk and riding his Master’s horse round the race course. 4 days in cells on bread and water.
1840: at New Town

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, occupation, crime

Ann Marie Gould on 28th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000)

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