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Griffith Lewis

Griffith Lewis, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Griffith Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 211 (107). Tasmanian Archives - convicts - conduct record page 311; indent page 52.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 wrote:

Griffith was tried and convicted with his brother James at Bucks on 30/06/1840 for highway robbery in stealing from a person. 15 yr sentence each and both transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Lord Lyndoch’ arriving 05/02/1841.

Aged 20yrs; 5’1 1/2”; farm labourer/ploughman; born Banbury, Oxfordshire; fresh complexion; flaxen hair; grey eyes; single man; can read & write; Church of England religion.

Hulk Report: Good.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Very good.

Clear conduct record in colony.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1820, gender, occupation, crime

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