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Richard Evans

Richard Evans, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Evans
Aliases: John Ridler, Samuel Jones
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 10th October, 1839
Arrival date: 26th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 104
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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D Wong on 26th September, 2018 wrote:

15/4/1839 Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette Gloucestershire, England:

Richard Evans alias John Ridler, 20,
was found guilty of stealing, at Mitcheldean, a jug, value 1s. the property of Robert Bakewell, and a former conviction having been proved against him, he was sentenced to ten years’ transportation.

Real Name: Samuel Jones.

Richard Evans was 21 years old on arrival in NSW - he was literate, single, 5’4½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, Eyebrows meeting, two scars over inner corner of left, and one over the right, scar on right cheek bone, two back of left side of head, large scar on ball of right thumb.

Native place: Carmarthenshire.

1840: Sent to Norfolk Island

18/5/1844: Sent to VDL from Norfolk Island. Arrived 6/6/1844.

Richard was then described as: 23 years old, fair complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, light hazel eyes, married, can read.

6/2/1846: TOL
11/5/1849: Free Certificate.

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2022 wrote:

Richard Evans, alias John Ridler, for stealing a jug from Robert Bakewell, at Mitcheldean. A former conviction was proved against the prisoner, who had only been liberated from Lawford’s gate prison six days when he committed this robbery.
Bristol Mercury, 20 April 1839.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th September, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: John Ridler, alias2: Samuel Jones, date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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