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Silvanus Fincham

Silvanus Fincham, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Silvanus Fincham
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 95 (49)
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

Maureen Withey on 17th December, 2019 wrote:

Silvanus Fincham, 28, for stealing wearing apparel from the house of Edward Hall at Lewisham ;
Kentish Gazette,  27 Mar 1812.

Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p46
Silvanus Fincham arrived in New South Wales per Earl Spencer.  He arrived in VDL on the Emu.
His name is on a List of 31 Mechanics and Labourers to be embarked on H,M C. Brig Emu for the Service of the Government at Port Dalrymple in Van Diemen’s Land, 30 October 1815.
No 13. Silvanus Fincham,  sawyer,  Earl Spencer, convicted at Kent, 16 March 1812, sentence,  seven years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th December, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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