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Richard Giles

Richard Giles, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Giles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Berks, Reading Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 305 (154)
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

Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2016 wrote:

Richard Giles was convicted and transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Guilford’.

Assignments in Colony.
1822: Assisting another prisoner to escape from gaol - 50 lashes.
1822: abscond from Public Works, running into woods and firing and wounding a Mr. Henderson - 100 lashes and to be transferred to Macquarie Harbour (VDL west coast penal station)for the remainder of his sentence.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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