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Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Elliott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd February, 1855
Age: 47 years

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 15 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Thomas Arbuthnot
Departure date: 6th January, 1847
Arrival date: 4th May, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [convicts disembarked at Port Phillip, not Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 141 (72)
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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Jillian Brewer on 12th September, 2021 wrote:

Richard Elliot was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Cox, on the 25 Dec 1844, at St. Paul Covent-garden, and stealing therein, 460 yards of silk, value 130l.; 461 yards of linen cloth, 20l., and 1 coat 4l.; his goods; and RICHARD VINCENT , for feloniously receiving part of the same, well knowing it to have been stolen.
Elliott was sentenced to 15 years transportation and Vincent found not guilty.
Elliott’s wife, Sarah (nee Bull) unsuccessfully petitioned for clemency.
Sarah followed Richard out to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in January 1850.  They lived in Geelong and had a daughter, Sarah Eliza, in 1851.
Richard died in 1855 and Sarah the year after.
It’s not known who raised their daughter.  She died in 1932.

Convict Changes History

Jillian Brewer on 12th September, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd February, 1855 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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