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Solomon Ford

Solomon Ford, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Solomon Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1820
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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Berks Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 373 (188)
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

D Wong on 29th June, 2017 wrote:

Solomon Ford, and Francis Green, charged with stealing sheep, the property of Daniel Winder, •—Guilty, death.
Solomon Ford and Francis Green, both from Henleyupon-Thames, transportation for fourteen years each, for sheep slealing.
Francis Green was also on board.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
FORD, Solomon. Per “Ocean”, 1818
1818 Jan 16:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)

1820: Solomon died and was buried at St. John’s, Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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