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Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis, one of 200 convicts transported on the Manlius, 23 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 3rd January, 1890
Age: 84 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lincoln (City) Sessiopn of Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 23rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 12th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 343 (174). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts. Tasmanian Archives - convicts Australian Death Index Tasmanian Pioneer Index - death Colonial Times newspaper 8 Oct 1847 - Conditional Pardon
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 14th October, 2011 wrote:

Daniel was sentenced for 7 yrs for larceny and travelled on the Manlius 2, arriving van Diemen’s Land 1830. He served time at Port Arthur Penal settlement and various road gangs. He received his Conditional Pardon 1847 and settled in the Longford area of northern Tasmania. He married Catherine and they had at least 4 children. He died aged 84yrs and is buried at Longford Anglican cemetery.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 4th October, 2012 wrote:

Daniel ELLIS was twice convicted for Larceny prior to court of 18 July 1829 where he received a 7yr Transportation sentence.
Travelled on the ‘Manlius 2’, departing London 06/04/1830, arriving van Diemens Land 12/08/1830.

Native Place: Lincolnshire, England.

Several Colonial offences whilst serving his time. Stationed at Picton and Oatlands road gangs, Port Arthur and assigned to Mr. Archer.

Conditional Pardon 04/10/1847. (Colonial Times ref. 08/10/1847.)

Married Catherine ....(surname unclear) 1853.
Children: John b.1851; Harriett b. 1852; William b.1854; Mary Ann b.1856; Daniel Thomas b. 1856.

Died aged 84 years at Longford (Launceston district) and the home of his son-in-law James Kelty. Buried Longford Church Of Christ cemetery (headstone in Ellis/Kelty family section).

2nd great grandfather of J. Axton via John Ellis line.

Miles Ellis on 22nd October, 2012 wrote:

Married Catherine Kent, a convict transoprted for Larceny, sentenced at Old Bailey London. Bricks laid into High Street, Campbelltown Tasmania.

Father of Harriett Kelty (nee Ellis) 1852-1938 whose three sons fought in World War 1 (George d.1916 Ypres, Belgium, Mervyn d.1918 Merricourt France and William wounded but sirvived war with Military Medal.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd October, 2012 wrote:

re Daniel’s wife Catherine: Miles, can you confirm Catherine’s identity please?  On the birth index for 1st two children, John & Harriett she is just listed as Catherine. On William’s she is Catherine Jones and on Mary Ann’s she is Catherine Thorpe. Do you have actual marriage cert?
Is Catherine the Catherine Kent who came out on the Garland Grove?
You could send me a message on ‘Community’ or my Facebook direct. Look forward to clearing up conflicting research.

Joanne Townsend on 24th August, 2016 wrote:

This was my great grandfather.  His son John, was my grandfather.  John had 22 children, my father Gordon Trevor Ellis was the youngest child.  Born in 1916 died 1999.  I have all the names of his children.  My siblings and I have returned to Silkston in Yorkshire and found Daniel’s fathers grave.  I have documents showing Catherine crime, prositution and stealing from the old Bailey.  Quite interesting reading!

Joanne Townsend on 24th August, 2016 wrote:

Additionally Carol, my father’s sister was Eadie Axton..  I’m hoping that is our connection.  Jo Townsend (nee Ellis)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 4th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1806, date of death 3rd January, 1890, gender, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd October, 2012 made the following changes:


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