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Till Flower

Till Flower, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Till Flower
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Whitesmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Nottingham (Town) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 120
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

Anonymous on 9th October, 2011 wrote:

I made a "convict bonnet" for Till Flower in 2006 (for an exhibition that was to travel Australia in honour of the convict women’s lives in Tasmania). I was wondering if you could tell me where the "bonnets" are now? I am hoping they have been kept as a continuing history of these ladies amazing lives.

Anonymous on 15th October, 2011 wrote:

Re the Convicts Bonnets - contact the Female Convicts Research Group - http://www.femaleconvicts.org.au They should be able to let you know. You can also register as a direct descendent of female convicts and they are a wonderful research group.
(Still making mine!)

D Wong on 29th April, 2014 wrote:

Till Flower was 23 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘stealing 4 geese and 11 ducks’.

Till had been convicted before of a felony and was married, with his wife and 1 child in Nottingham.

Till was 5’01/2” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, swarthy complexion, ET inside right arm and GF inside left arm.

1830-32: Assigned to Mr G Gatehouse
1833: Public Works
25/6/1839: Had a TOL
1844: Free Certificate.

16/4/1851: The Argus, Melbourne:
FORGED OR STOLEN MONEY ORDERS. – At the police court yesterday, a man who gave his name as Till Flowers, was charged with having in his possession money orders supposed to be forged or stolen.  The case was remanded till this day.

FORGED CHEQUES.-The man bearing the name, or giving himself the name of Till Flowers, and who was on Thursday last discharged for want of evidence, Saturday, was again brought up charged with attempting to utter a forged cheque for the sum of £9 5s upon Mr.Storey, the landlord of the Shepherd’s Arms, Swanston-street. It appeared that Flowers went to the Shepherd’s Arms, on the evening of Saturday, the 12th instant, and stated that he had just come from the country, where he had sold his horse, and received for it the cheque which he then tended to Mr Storey to change. Mr Storey told him he could not change it, but agreed that Flowers should stay at his house till Monday morning, which he did. On Monday morning prisoner got 4s from Mr Storey, and he became invisible from that time until the vigilance of the Chief Constable traced him out.Tho,-bankiclcrk to whom the cheque was pre-sented, declared it to be a forgery; the case was remanded.
2/5/1851: committed to trial - no outcome found.

No other records found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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