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Francis Full

Francis Full, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Full
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 31st October, 1831
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 212
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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D Wong on 26th August, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
FRANCIS FULL, Theft > simple larceny, 28th October 1830.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

FRANCIS FULL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of October, 15 handkerchiefs, value 3l., the goods of Richard Ensoll.
MARY ENSOLL. I am the wife of Richard Ensoll, a hosier , who lives in Middle-row, Holborn. The prisoner came there on the 19th of October, and asked for some stockings - I showed him some, and while I was attending to him he took some handkerchiefs off the counter; I did not see him take them, as I had to get the stockings - I then saw them in his hat; before he came in I had put them near the end of the counter - I took hold of his coat, and called Stop thief! some person fetched an officer - he had not left the shop, and hardly moved from the counter - there were fifteen handkerchiefs found in his hat; he tried to get away - I did not see him put them into the hat.
FREDERICK JOHNSON . I am an officer. I was on duty and saw a crowd round the door - I saw the prisoner with one hand hold of his hat; the lady had hold of it likewise, and with her other hand she had hold of his collar - I took the hat and him to the watch-house, and found these handkerchiefs in it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence (written.) I had been making freely with my friend, and drinking rather too much, owing to his going into the country; not being used to drink, it took an effect on me, and returning home I went into a shop in Middle-row, Holborn, to purchase a pair of stockings - there was a quantity of handkerchiefs on the counter, and I took some of them up to look at them; I put them on the top of my hat, and they accidentally fell in - my hat was off, and laying on the counter; the prosecutrix, turning round with the stockings that I asked her for, and, seeing the handkerchiefs in my hat, accuses me of taking them with the intent to rob her - at which I was amazed, and gave her my hat with the handkerchiefs in it.
GUILTY. Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years.

Francis was listed as being 21 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was 5’2¾” tall, pale complexion, reddish brown hair, grey eyes, single.

Occupation: House Lad and groom.

1833 Muster: Gaol

27/9/1833: The Hobart Town Courier:
Absconded and apprehended.

8/10/1833 The Colonist, Hobart:
Monday, Octouer 7.
Thomas Anson, Edward Bream, Francis Full,
Henry Dixon, and George Rolfe, were capitally
indicted for a burglary and robbery, at New Norfolk, to which indictment they severally pleaded guilty. They were subsequently brought up for judgment, and the extreme sentence of the law
passed on them, with an intimation that on some
it would take its course. — The prisoners are all
youths, under twenty years of age.

1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.

Oct. 1841: TOL
Dec. 1846: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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