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Richard Groves, one of 310 convicts transported on the Mangles, 24 April 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 45 (24). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 21st June, 2017 wrote:
Richard GROVES was convicted at Surrey, England 23 March 1835 for stealing a tea pot. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Mangles’ arriving 1 Aug 1835.
Gaol Report: “convicted before - steal handkerchief”
Hulk Report: “bad”
Ship Surgeon’s Report: “Very good boy on board ship, quiet”.
Single man; aged 14yrs; 4’6” 1/4; Protestant; read a little.
Native Place: Dock Head, London.
Stated his proper name is “Richard GROVES”
Father: Robert, a coal porter, at native place
Mother: at native place
Brother: James - at sea (ref. Convict Indent)
1835: Port Arthur Penal Settlement
1841: Ticket of Leave
22 July 1856: Hobart SC: Offering a forged cheque. 8 yrs penal servitude, Port Arthur. Several records of misconduct and sentence extended 12 mths.
20 Aug 1856: Hobart SC: Stealing - 8yrs imprisonment.
1856: Aged 35yrs; married; a shoemaker; 5’6”.
Native place: London
8 Sept 1875: Larceny. 2mths imprisonment
18 Jan 1876: Longford - idle & disorderly. 1 mth hard labour.
16 Dec 1879: Hobart - Larceny. 6mths hard labour.
11 Aug 1881: Hobart - Harbouring. 3mths hard labour.
Convict Changes History
Robyn Kirk on 19th June, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Rowley (alias) (prev. Rowley (Alias)), date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1879 (prev. 0000), crime
Nell Murphy on 21st June, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 45 (24). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number