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Matthew Gooch

Matthew Gooch, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Gooch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1875
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 324
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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Steve on 21st January, 2012 wrote:

Born at Hythe, Kent, England.
Married to Dinah Rebecca Lane 26/12/1835 at Bong Bong (7kms from Bowral on the Moss Vale Road, just before you pass over the bridge on the Wingecarribee River.)

Died 1875. Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Phil Hands on 15th March, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Norfolk Quarter Sessions in Norwich on 11th July 1827 for picking pockets, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 7th March 1828.
Ship:- the ‘Phoenix I’ sailed with 190 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 14th July 1828.

Married Diana Rebecca Lane on 26th December 1835 at Bong Bong NSW, they had 2 children, William 1837 & Susan 1840.

Matthew died in Tamworth NSW in 1875, Diana died in 1891 in Manilla NSW.

Convict Changes History

Steve on 21st January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811-00-00, date of death 1875-00-00, gender m

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