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Richard Herring, one of 158 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 July 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Bucks. Assizes at Aylesbury
25th July, 1827
30th November, 1827
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 158 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 235 (119)
||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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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