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Nicholas Foster

Nicholas Foster, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nicholas Foster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 450
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

Leonie Dolley on 19th April, 2013 wrote:

Nicholas was sent to work with a gang at Oyster Cove. He emerged from the gang November 1846 he died in December 1846 in the Hobart Hospital. His crime was stated as cutting and wounding.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 19th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817, date of death 1846, gender, occupation, crime

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