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Richard Gardiner

Richard Gardiner, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Gardiner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Weaver
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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 268
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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Dianne Jones on 14th March, 2021 wrote:

1831, 20 November: Richard GARDINER, 20, a weaver from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was committed for trial along with William RAYNES, 23, on a charge of breaking into the home of Richard Verrinder at Oldbury-on-the-Hill on 18 or 19 November and stealing a pair of sugar tongs, a tablespoon, a dessert spoon, three teaspoons, a pair of silver spectacles, a gun, two pairs of shoes, some calico and other property valued at 7 pounds.

1832, 3 January: Both men were convicted at the Gloucester Quarter Sessions, each being sentenced to transportation for 7 years (see Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914; Calendars of Prisoners 1815-1840).

1832, 21 January: Richard GARDINER was sent aboard the prison hulk Justitia moored at Woolwich (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

1832, 11 February: He was sent from the hulk for transportation to VDL.

Dianne Jones on 8th April, 2021 wrote:

1832: On arrival he was listed as single, 21, a pastry cook and house servant [not a weaver as per the court records] (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-10$init=CON18-1-10p22).

1837, 15 November: Richard Gardiner per KS Forbes and Mary Owens per Arab (1836) were granted permission to marry (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-1p032j2k).

1838, 3 January: The couple was married at St David’s, Hobart Town. Richard had a Ticket of Leave while Mary was still a convict. She had been sentenced at Liverpool to 7 years for stealing a snuff box (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-3p135j2k).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), occupation

Dianne Jones on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes:


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