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Caleb Evans

Cabab Evans, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Caleb Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 20 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Sussex, Lewes Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 392
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

Paulette Thomas on 26th October, 2012 wrote:

Brother of George Evans transported for life on same journey on the Tortoise.

D Wong on 27th October, 2012 wrote:

Caleb was 24 years old on arrival in VDL. Transported with his brother George, for the same crime.

Caleb was 5’8 1/2” tall, could read and write was single, protestant, fresh complexion, brown hair, light hazel eyes.  Has been a soldier, lightly freckled.

244/7/1849: TOL
11/1/1853: CP
18/6/1861: COF

9/7/1850: Married Eliza Thompson (Lord Auckland) who died at Franklin in 1898.

1902: Caleb died at the Hobart General Hospital.

Convict Changes History

Paulette Thomas on 26th October, 2012 made the following changes:

firstname Caleb (prev. Cabab), gender, crime

D Wong on 27th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817, date of death 1902, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th October, 2012 made the following changes:

firstname Caleb (prev. Cabab)

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