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Richard Evans, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John Ridler, Samuel Jones
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 104
||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.
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