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Richard Lines

Richard Lines, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Lines
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th June, 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 286
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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Karen Mitchell on 20th April, 2020 wrote:

Richard Lines was a regular sheep stealer. He never returned to England but died in Australia. Labourer. Long time Sheep stealer. Convicted of stealing a lamb.  He married 24 May 1828 • Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England
Elizabeth Jeffreys. They had 6 children. Richard Lines was born on 8 June 1800 to Elizabeth Anderson, age 20, and Philip Lines, age 26.

Maureen Withey on 21st April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record:
1158. Richard Lines, per Coromandel, 25 Oct 1838. Tried at Hertford Q.S. 16 ? 1837, 10 years, Transported for stealing a lamb. Gaol report. Has been suspected of sheep stealing. Hulk report Good. Married, 6 children. Stated this offence, Stealing a lamb James Chishill flock? Wife Elizabeth at N.P.
Recommd. For a C. L for the?? 21/10/54.
Free Cert 25.1.50

Tasmanian convict Description: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-5$init=CON18-1-5p108
Richard Lines. Plo’man & Farm Lab.
Ht: 5ft 5 ½. Age 38, Herts.

Return of Invalids Discharged from the Pauper Depots. Report Dated 6th August 1875.
Launceston. No 78, Richard Lines, per Coromandel, admitted from Evandale district, 29 July 1875, Transferred to Hobart Town.
Return of Invalids Discharged from the Pauper Depots. Report Dated 5 Nov 1875.
Cascades, Hobart. Richard Lines, per Coromandel, admitted from Hobart district, 30 July 1875. Discharged 3 Nov 1875, at own request. Unable to work.

Maureen Withey on 21st April, 2020 wrote:

Richard Lines, 38, labourer, Ayott St. Peter’s, was convicted of stealing, at Welwyn, one lamb, of the value of twenty shillings, the property of Mr, James Chesher, and sentenced to ten years’ transportation.
Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 2 Dec 1837.

Convict Changes History

Karen Mitchell on 20th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 8th June, 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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