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Richard Fenton

Richard Fenton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neptune, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Fenton
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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 5th May, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 417 (210)
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

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Richard married Johanna Tate (Convict, Morley, 1820).
List of persons praying for His Excellency the Governor’s permission to have their names published in Church in order to being married.
Sydney, 4th February 1822.
Richard Fenton convict per Neptune
Hannah Tate convict per Morley

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

In the 1822 Census, Johannah is locates as:
Tate, Johanna, convict, Morley, 1820, 7 years, wife of R. Fenton, Sydney.
With her daughter:
Tate, Maria. 10, Orphan School Parramatta.

However, in the 1828 Census Richard appears alone. There is no trace as yet located of Johannah.
[Ref F0437] Finton, Richd, 44, Government servant, Neptune, 1818, 14 years, Pn., Hutkeeper No. 9 Iron Gang.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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