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Richard Evans

Richard Evans, one of 200 convicts transported on the Lloyds, 25 March 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 1901
Age: 85 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lloyds
Departure date: 25th March, 1837
Arrival date: 17th July, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 27 (15)
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

D Wong on 21st January, 2014 wrote:

Assigned to Thomas Iceley at Carcoar.

1841: TOL Carcoar
25/10/1842: COF

22/8/1842: Married Catherine Coles at Scotts Church, Sydney.

Catherine Coles arrived in May 1838 on the British Sovereign as a steerage passenger.  They had 2 sons, John and Henry and a daughter Jane who died in infancy.

About 1842 they moved south to be with Richard’s Family.  His father Richard Evans 1786-1876 and his mother Jane Peake 1794-1891 and 3 younger children arrived on 25/2/1841 at Port Phillip on the Georgiana.

Richard later settled at Glenlyon, which is near Daylesford in Victoria, where he had a sawmill.  His father had also had a sawmill in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Catherine died in 1869 after falling from a cart.

In 1870 Richard married Violet Hennessy nee Henry, widow of Phillip Hennessey, with 3 children.  They went on to have another 7 children from 1871-1886.

1901: Richard died at Glenlyon, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 7th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816-00-00, date of death 1901-00-00, gender m

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