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Richard Hurst, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 380. The National Archives Microfilm Publication, Tasmania, Convict Pardons, Tasmania, 1840 (HO 10/56). TAHO Register, Ref.No.CON22-1-1 and CON78-1-2 and CON31-1-19
||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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Yvonne Barber on 27th January, 2018 wrote:
Convicted with son James Hurst, both on ship Woodford 2.
Married to Mary Dickinson in Lancashire, Permission to bring wife and children
Wife Mary of Oldham Lancashire—Hannah 18, Mary 16, Sarah 15, Elizabeth 14, Richard 11, Sarah 9, Jane 8, Isaac/Isaiah 6 and Benjamin 4 (Mesecke, Convict Applications to bring out families to Van Diemen’s Land p.49). Provided by Loretta Polley
Mary had a shop on the wharf in Hobart 17 Jun 1834 Court Case).
After Mary’s death in 1851 he married Convict Elizabeth Green (nee ?) 14 Mar 1853 Hobart.
Hobart Mercury 13 Jul 1881 problem with his will.
Richard died in Harrington St, Hobart age 90
Iris Dunne on 28th January, 2018 wrote:
Estimated year of birth: 1776, aged 52 on arrival, Stated this Offence: Burglary tried with my son James Hurst, Trade: Miner
Convicted 29 August 1827
13 June 1830 “Being drunk & disorderly- To be confined in the prisoners Barracks - W.L.”
13 September 1830 “Drunkenness - To be placed in a Cell on Bread & water 14 days - W.L.”
25 March 1833 “Drinking at the White Lion Public House after Hours”
1839 Conditional Pardon No.2180
1840 - Tasmania Convict Pardons - Observations:- “Most highly recommended for his good conduct not only by private individuals but the Police Magistrate and therefore granted although he had only held the Conditional Pardon two years”
Convict Changes History
Iris Dunne on 28th January, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 380. The National Archives Microfilm Publication, Tasmania, Convict Pardons, Tasmania, 1840 (HO 10/56). TAHO Register, Ref.No.CON22-1-1 and CON78-1-2