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Francis King

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 21st September, 1885
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Londonderry
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Kinnear
Departure date: 10th July, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd October, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 4th August, 2018 wrote:

Francis KING was convicted at Londonderry, Ireland on 17 March 1842 for Highway Robbery. Co convicted with him for same offence were Kelly, Lawler & Kirkwood. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Kinnear’ arriving 23 Oct 1842.

Married man - wife Mary at Dublin.
3 or 4 children.
Aged 37 yrs; labourer; Roman Catholic; can read & write; 4’11 1/4” height; fresh complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes; tatoos; some scars.
Native place of birth: Monaghan, Ireland.

3 yr Probation period.
Extensive notes on his Conduct Record.
21 Aug 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
28 May 1850: Ticket of Leave revoked.
10 Aug 1852: Ticket of Leave restored.
1 Aug 1854: Ticket of Leave revoked.
27 Nov 1855: Ticket of Leave restored.
25 Nov 1856: Ticket of Leave revoked.
18 March 1857: Certificate of Freedom issued.
1863: at Oatlands - idle & disorderly.
1875: at Hamilton - idle & disorderly.

Record for a Francis KING died on 21 Sept 1885 at New Town Pauper House (near Hobart). Senility. Aged 81 yrs. (ref. 35/1/10 no. 2654)

Note: his daughters Margaret & Mary King were both transported to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th August, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Francis, surname: King, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 21st September, 1885, gender: m, occupation, crime

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