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Richard Herring

Richard Herring, one of 158 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Herring
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Bucks. Assizes at Aylesbury
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th July, 1827
Arrival date: 30th November, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 235 (119)
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

Rosemary Field on 15th December, 2016 wrote:

Richard Herring was one of six men who took part in a house burglary at Biddlesden, Buckinghamshire, England, and was convicted at Buckingham Lent Assizes on 3 March 1825.Five were sentenced to death, one (William Greaves) gave evidence against the others and went free. John Pratt, Richard Herring and John Brum (alias Brumage) all had their sentences reduced to transportation for life. Brum was sent to Van Diemen’s Land in 1825, but Pratt and Herring were held in prison until 25 July 1827 when they were also transported to Van Diemen’s Land, both arriving on the Asia on 30 November 1827. The other two men who had acted as lookouts (John Greaves and his younger brother Ambrose - William Greaves aforementioned was their brother) had their sentences reduced to two years in prison in England. See the Windsor and Eton Express newspaper of 12 March 1825 (available on Find My Past website) for a full account of the trial. For details of the three who went to Van Diemen’s Land see Convict Life LINC Tasmania - https://www.linc.tas.gov.au/family-history/Pages/Convict-life.aspx

Convict Changes History

Rosemary Field on 15th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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