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Rees Lewis

Rees Lewis, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rees Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th February, 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th March, 1889
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Glamorgan Great Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 194
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th January, 2022 wrote:

1830 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Dunvegan Castle -1830
Indent No; 30/25
Name; Rees Lewis
Age;  23 years, Protestant, Single, Reads & Writes
Native Place;  Brecknock ??
Trade or calling;  Shepherd, Ploughman, Reaps
Offence; Sheep Stealing
Trial; Glamorgan - 18 April 1829 - Life. NO Previous Conviction.
Height;  5ft. 5 1/2 IN
Assigned; A K McKenzie, Bathurst

Noted against name; BROTHER to William Lewis. Indent No; 26. on board

1838 - Ticket of Leave; No; 38/1023.

1852 - Certificate of Freedom. No; 52/92

Convict Changes History

Ken F Stewart on 4th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 10th February, 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th March, 1889 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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