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Richard Howlett

Richard Howlett, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Howlett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Sailmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Charged with an offence against the crown (smuggling)
Convicted at: Saint Christopher
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 230
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

Eric Harry Daly on 3rd January, 2013 wrote:

Richard Howlett
Trade: sailmaker, rigger
Height: 5’ 5” 1/2
Age: 50
Complexion: black
Head: oval
Hair: black, woolley
Whiskers: none
Visage: long
Forehead: high
Eyebrows: black
Eyes: dark brown
Mouth: wide, lips thick
Chin: large
Remarks: none
Native Place: Nevis, nr St Christophers Island West Indies
Tried: 28 Apr 1835
Departed: 30 Jan 1836 (St Christophers Island)
Arrived: 24 May 1836 (Van Diemans Land)
Transported For: piracy
Sentence: 7 years
Goal Report: none
Hulk Report: orderly
Stated this offence, robbing a wreck, tried with several others.
Married 7 children, wife elizabeth at native place, Nevis.
Surgeons Report: an ignorant useless man, no progress at school, conduct not satisfactory.
Conduct While In The Colony:
15 Mar 1837: Barton/absent all night without leave- admonished.
24 Jul 1837: Barton/insolent reporting to his master- 14 days hard labour on the tread mill.
Conditional Pardon: 11 Nov 1837

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 3rd January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1786, gender, occupation, crime

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