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Richard Franks

Richard Franks, one of 156 convicts transported on the Atlas, 05 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Franks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 5th June, 1819
Arrival date*: 5th February, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 167 (85)
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 7th December, 2013 wrote:

Richard Franks was 18 years old when convicted of being an “Accessory after a burglary”.

Richard was 5’3 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, fresh complexion, native place was Shefford, Bedfordshire.

30/10/1819: On list of convicts forwarded to Liverpool for distribution.

1825 Servant of T Hay of Liverpool: Attestation as to his character for a TOL.

1825: TOL, Wilberforce
14/6/1833: COF

6/8/1832: Married Hannah Cronin (Kains 1830)at the Church of England, Richmond. They had about 4 children and lived in the Jugiong/Gundagai district.

Richard and his son Richard Jnr., were farmers around Jugiong and both acquired land in the area.

No date of death found for Richard.
Hannah died in September 1896, she had suffered from rheumatic gout for 30 years and 16 years of opthalmia which had also left her blind.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1799, gender, occupation, crime

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