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Reuben Lavender, one of 200 convicts transported on the Albion, 17 May 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
17th May, 1823
21st October, 1823
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 55 (29)
||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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D Wong on 20th April, 2016 wrote:
Reuben was single, his father and mother at Bradley near Stowbridge.
1832-35 Musters: TOL
14/10/1832: Married Hannah Owen (Lady of the Lake 1829)
1834: At Tea Tree Brush.
1840: Passenger, George Town to Portland Bay, Victoria, per ‘Mona’
1/2/1846: Passenger, Launceston to Adelaide per ‘Union’
15/12/1849: Passenger, Launceston to Melbourne, per ‘Union’ or ‘Shamrock’.
26/3/1864 Cornwall Chronicle, Tasmania:
The Ararat Advertiser says:—“A case of stabbing was heard at the police court on Friday last, at which some affecting circumstances were elicited. A woman, named Ann Lavender, had wounded her husband Reuben Lavender, in a fit of jealousy, and when the prosecutor appeared to give evidence against her both were affected to tears. It seems they have been married thirty-two years, and the husband—who is a white-headed venerable looking man—says that his wife has been flighty at intervals, but never before endangered his life by her actions. At times she would give me her life if it would do me any good, and some time after she would suffer pitiably from jealousy. When the examination was going on, the wife frequently interrupted, by saying, ‘Now Reuben, lad, speak the truth before God Almighty.’
When asked how long he had been married, the old man burst into tears, and said, ‘thirty-two years your worships.’ The prisoner again interrupted, by saying, ‘thirty-two years, his wife for thirty-two long years, and he thinks me cranky.’ This seemed to affect her more than anything else. She denied stabbing her husband with a knife, but said she inflicted the wound with a pair of scissors, and that he (Reuben) should not beat her for any woman.’ The prisoner was committed for trial at the next General Sessions.
1887: Reuben died at Ararat, Victoria, aged 80.
Wife Hannah died 1882 aged 75 in Moyston, Victoria.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 20th April, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime