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Ephraim Francis

Ephraim Francis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ephraim Francis
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 21 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lincoln. Kesteven Quarter Session
Sentence term: 21 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 368
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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Paul Scott on 26th March, 2015 wrote:

“Return of Prisoners at Lincoln Castle 31st March 1836” lists Ephriam Francis as an inmate. He was committed to the prison on 11th January 1836 having been convicted of ‘Stealing Games and fowls’ and sentenced to 21 years transportation.
Source Reference: C.o.C 4/1/9 #25
Repository: Lincolnshire County Archives. Lincoln UK

Paul Scott on 26th March, 2015 wrote:

In his March 1836 Quarterly report the keeper of Lincoln Castle Prison - William Brocksl;ey - advises about Ephriam Francis attempted escape…

“I have also to report that at two o’clock in the morning on the 8th March the turnkeys discovered that George Cook and Ephriam Francis, two convicts in No 2 Sleeping Room had been trying to escape by pulling down the brickwork of the chimney by which means they descended into their Dayroom No 1 where they cut the door to enable to get into their Day Yard, they were immediately secured and their conduct reported to the visiting Magistrates who have ordered them to be placed in irons and kept upon bread and water until the next monthly meeting.
On the 25th March the visiting Magistrate ordered that George Cook and Ephriam Francis be restored to their usual diet but kept apart and in irons until the next visit.”
Source Reference: C.o.C 4/1/9 #25
Repository: Lincolnshire County Archives, Lincoln. UK,

Convict Changes History

Paul Scott on 26th March, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Paul Scott on 26th March, 2015 made the following changes:


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