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Lazarus Howlett

Lazarus Howlett, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lazarus Howlett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th August, 1801
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 1876
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Suffolk, Town and Boro' of Ipswich Session of Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 385 (194)
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

Anonymous on 6th July, 2011 wrote:

Married Sarah Copley, also a convict

David Snedden on 11th November, 2012 wrote:

Lazarus spent over seven and a half months incarcerated in a prison hulk before transportation. He left behind a wife and two young children.

D Wong on 13th November, 2012 wrote:

Lazarus was 27 years old on arrival.  Transported for stealing a shaving brush in a stable.  He was 5’7” tall, dark brown hair and eyes.

5/8/1823: Married Lucy Sheldrake and had 2 children.

1834: Free Certificate.

30/1/1837: Married Sarah Copeley (per Hector) they had 11 children.

1876: Lazarus died at Richmond, aged 73.  Buried at St. Luke’s Anglican.

Helen Middleton on 27th February, 2018 wrote:

I have a photo of the sandstone headstone of Lazarus Howlett.  It has since been painted with white and black enamel paint unfortunately. Email me on hmm53095@hotmail.com if you would like a copy. Helen Middleton

Neville Howlett on 24th October, 2019 wrote:

Lazarus was my Great, Great Grandfather.  I have a fair bit of information including a detailed family tree if anyone is interested.

PATRICIA on 8th February, 2020 wrote:

I have a tree on the Sheldrake side -the first wife of Lazarus They had a son Richard Howlett Sheldrake whose descendants i have documented if anyone would like to contact me patsmb@live.com.au

Convict Changes History

David Snedden on 11th November, 2012 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 13th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 30th August, 1801, date of death 1876

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